Film Series : Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2017

In Between

Bar Bahar / بَر بَحَر‎‎

2016, Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel/France, 96 min. With Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura.

Show Times

  • Fri, Apr 21st 8:00pm

“Sparkling, taboo-breaking…audiences will have to seriously update their ideas about the lifestyle of Palestinian women in Israel.” — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“The movie equivalent of a page-turner…tough and touching.” — Kent Turner, Film-Forward

Three disparate young Palestinian women thrown together as roommates find strength in numbers when society, family, and male partners attempt to impose their will in this sprightly millennial drama that suggests parallels with “Sex in the City” and “Girls.” Laila, lawyer by day, liberated party girl by night; Salma, counterculture DJ with a lesbian lover she hides from her Christian family; and newcomer Nour, a studious hijab-wearing Muslim with a sternly devout fiancé, clash over the cultural details but bond as sisters when the chips are down and men fall into the trap of presuming to make the rules. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. Note: Contains graphic sexual activity and sexual violence. DCP digital. (BS)

Preceded by SHISHBARAK (2016, Bayan Dahdah, Quatar, 10 min.) A dead mother’s cookbook summons up her presence in memory. In Arabic with English subtitles.

Friday, April 21 at 8 PM: Bayan Dahah, director of short film SHISHBARAK, is scheduled to appear via Skype.

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