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CANCELLEDIn Between

Location

ILC Room 130
1500 E University Blvd
85721 Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 7:00pm

CANCELLED

Part of the Spring 2020 Film Series: Urban Tales

*This film may not be rated*

From Los Angeles Times -

The first words uttered in “In Between,” the assured feature debut of Arab Israeli filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud, are words of advice: If you want to make your husband happy, an older woman tells a bride, “don’t raise your voice.” For the trio of young women at the center of this sharp, wise and vibrant ode to female independence, those are words to resist, not live by.

They’re twentysomethings who came from the provinces to the big city — a setup as universal and time-tested as storytelling itself. But in this case the city is complex, cosmopolitan Tel Aviv and the women are Palestinian. On top of the family expectations and Old World traditions they’re breaking away from, they’re confronted with the day-to-day realities of their minority status; one woman is admonished at her restaurant job for “upsetting” the customers by speaking Arabic….

As hard-partying, chain-smoking attorney Lalia, Mouna Hawa is unstoppable, suffering no fool in her orbit gladly, whether he’s a grabby stranger or a flirty colleague. Her roommate Salma (Sana Jammelieh), a DJ, hasn’t told her Christian parents that she’s a lesbian, and continues to play along, grudgingly and comically, with their endless matchmaking efforts. During an especially hungover morning for the roomies, their new housemate arrives: jilbab-clad college student Nour (Shaden Kanboura), whose open-mindedness will soon expose irreconcilable differences with her humorlessly pious fiancé (Henry Andrawes).

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Director
Maysaloun Hamoud

Language
Arabic, Hebrew (with English subtitles)

Length
103 minutes

Presenter
TBD