When devout university student Nour moves in with successful lawyer Laila and club DJ Salma, she is shocked by their partying. As Laila fights to retain her freedom in the face of a new relationship, Salma falls for beautiful trainee doctor Dounia, a romance she must hide from her family. Nour is set for an arranged marriage to Wissam, an exemplary member of the community, who may not be as respectable as he appears.
'In Between' follows the lives of these strong, independent minded Palestinian-Israeli women in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they aspire to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by a blinkered society.
First-time director Maysaloun Hamoud’s honest depiction of the lives of ‘liberated’ Palestinian women in Israel earned her the first Palestinian fatwa in 70 years.
★★★★ "Delightful" - Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
★★★★ "The cast shine in this controversial Palestinian film" - Gail Tolley, Time Out
★★★★ "Slyly subversive" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer