LAKE PLACID, NY— Hailed by The New York Times as “a perfect film for the moment,” “IN BETWEEN” illustrates the struggle of three women against misogyny in Tel-Aviv and offers a new take on feminism in this unique context. With both gravity and humor, this new film from Israel is a timely reflection for the #MeToo era.
In what is Palestinian female director Maysaloun Hamoud’s feature film debut, three Palestinian women share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia played (Mouna Hawa), a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma (Sana Jammelieh), slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur (Shaden Kanboura) is a younger, religious Muslim woman who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.
“IN BETWEEN,” which is in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles (its Hebrew title is “Bar Bahar”) concludes the 2017-18 edition of the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by visiting lakeplacidarts.org or calling the LPCA box office at 518-523-2512; they will also be available at the door. To learn more about the Screening Series or other AFS programs, please visit www.adirondackfilmsociety.org or contact AFS Operations Manager Fred Balzac at 518-523-3456 or -588-7275 or [email protected].