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Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud

Israel, France 2016 102 mins. In Hebrew, Arabic

Maysaloun Hamoud’s striking feature debut chronicles the lives of three Palestinian-Israeli women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Modern-minded lawyer Layla, activist Salma, and more conservative Nour find themselves in a complicated balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom as they navigate men, family, drugs, work, school, and their futures. Living in a country that considers them not Israeli enough and not Palestinian enough, they face choices between contemporary and traditional values. Adult audiences. Best Film Prize, San Sebastian Film Festival.



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