“The three leads are exceptional at playing strong, complicated women who are constantly fighting to find a way around the great divide between the old and the new. Hamoud pulls no punches in how she portrays the painful sacrifices many modern Palestinian women make for a modicum of independence and self-respect.” Read the full review.

Review: In Between portrays the pains of modern Palestinian women

3 out of 4 stars Palestinian-Israeli director Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature film, In Between, features three female flatmates who live, study and work in Tel Aviv. Two are free-spirited party girls – Laila (Mouna Hawa), a lawyer, and Salma (Sana Jammelieh), a struggling DJ.