|Mon 16th October||7.45pm|
Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud | Israel/France | 2016 | 103 mins | Arabic/Hebrew w/English subtitles
Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura
Maysaloun Hamoud’s remarkable feature debut follows three strong, independent Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of home, they are nevertheless often caught between tradition and modernity, the unfettered lives they aspire to and the wider restrictions imposed by their country. Lawyer Laila craves the love of a good man while wannabe DJ Salma falls for a woman, but must hide her relationship from her conservative family; meanwhile, reserved, traditional student Nur plans an arranged marriage. Together, the girls are rocked by a series of events that push their beliefs to the limit whilst sealing the bonds of friendship.
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