MembersA Hit Flick with Insights

In Between is a new film which tells the tale of three young Israeli Arab women living together in an apartment in Tel Aviv.

By Israel Today Staff |
CULTURE SHOCK: Three Israeli Arab women are caught between tradition and modernity in Tel Aviv

The movie follows their lives as they cope with a secular metropolis far away from the ever-present scrutiny of their conservative Arab society. The women must perform a balancing act between tradition and modernity, nationality and culture, as they test the borders of their new-found freedom.

The cast is made up of Leila, an attorney from Nazareth; the strictly religious Muslim Naour who studies computer science; and Salma who comes from a small Christian village and works in a bar. All three spend time with both Arab and Jewish friends.

The film is a hit in Israel and critics are heaping praise on its insights into a corner of Israeli society that many in the country, or even the same neighborhood,...

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