Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

IN BETWEEN

Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud

Israel/France, 2016, 1h 43min, DCP, In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles

Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Wed, Sep 5

I live this life. I just captured the reality into the cinema and tried also not to filter it. I just wanted to put up a mirror for both societies that we live in between: the Palestinian one with the traditions – the conservative, the patriarchal – and also the Israeli – the racist, discriminatory. [We] don’t really have a space. [We] are in between. — Maysaloun Hamoud

“Three young women sharing an apartment in central Tel Aviv” sounds like the pitch for a predictable romantic comedy. But these three women are Arab Israelis and the director is a Palestinian Israeli woman, so there will be nothing predictable. Laila is a confident lawyer, a secular Muslim who loves to party. Salma, a Christian seemingly destined for an arranged marriage with a mama’s boy, is a nightclub DJ who discovers her love for another woman. Noor is a conservative Muslim woman dressed in a hijab, studying computer science, and already engaged to a successful Muslim man, but her views will change as she discovers her own voice. IN BETWEEN has received many international awards.

 

Series co-programmed by Chale Nafus.

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