The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

In Between

Bar Bahar

Schedule

Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:05pm
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 2:05pm

Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur, a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment to study at the university, is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiancé visits, he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. She refuses, and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional, and Salma discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

2016
103 min.
Arabic & Hebrew

Directed by

Maysaloun Hamoud

Country

France Israel

Film Category

Interfaith Competition International Spotlight Middle Eastern Focus QFest LGBTQ Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight

Subject

Family Issues Jewish LGBTQ Religion/Faith Women's Issues

Genre

Drama

Sponsored by

Delcia Corlew