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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with The Monkey King 3, Monster Hunt 2, and more International Cinema titles this weekend!

  • Cineplex
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with The Monkey King 3, Monster Hunt 2, and more International Cinema titles this weekend!Celebrate the Lunar New Year with The Monkey King 3, Monster Hunt 2, and more International Cinema titles this weekend!Adriana Floridia2/15/2018 2:07:00 PMEvery week, select Cineplex theatres feature some of the most popular and exciting films from all around the world, from countries like China, India, Korea, The Philippines and more. If you want to try something different at the movies, or simply celebrate your own or a new culture on the big screen, we’re highlighting the International Cinema titles out this weekend that you’ll surely enjoy!

This Friday is the Lunar New Year, and we have three titles that are being released to coincide with this holiday: Detective Chinatown 2, Monster Hunt 2 and The Monkey King 3! Find out all about these films and more international releases this weekend below!
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Win In Between on DVD

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Competitions

To mark the release of In Between on 29th January, we’ve been given a copy to give away on DVD.

In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves in between the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by a blinkered society.

Laila (Mouna Hawa), a successful lawyer, craves the love of a good man who she thinks she s found in the apparently open-minded and handsome Ziad (Mahmood Shalabi). Salma (Sana Jammallieh) works at menial jobs in restaurants and bars hoping her long-held dream of being a DJ becomes a reality. In the meantime she falls for the beautiful trainee doctor Dounia but is forced to keep their lesbian relationship secret from her family.
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Weekly Update for January 5: Women Centric, Directed, and Written Films Playing Near You

“In Between”Films About Women Opening This Week

In Between — Written and Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud

“In Between” captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian women (Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, and Shaden Kanboura) in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and choose. (Press materials)

Molly’s Game (Opens in Wide Release)

“Molly’s Game”: Michael Gibson/Stx Films

The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey
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Joshua Reviews Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between [Theatrical Review]

Well here we are, the first release weekend of the new year. The dumping ground for everything from studio horror cast offs like the latest in the Insidious franchise to art films continuing to make the rounds as they make their way to a hopeful Oscar nomination of some sort, this is one of the year’s more interesting portions of the calendar. Sure, for every ditched genre film you get an expanding prestige picture, but you also get the chance to see some genuinely interesting, if less buzzed about, independent films from around the world.

For example, there are films like In Between. Following a fruitful run on the 2017 film festival circuit, director Maysaloun Hamoud’s feature film directing debut begins its theatrical run in New York via Film Movement, and is a superbly made and emotionally resonant look at three young women caught in the middle of traditionalism and modernity in Tel Aviv.
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‘In Between’ Film Review: Compelling Drama Explores the Lives of Young Arab-Israeli Women

  • The Wrap
‘In Between’ Film Review: Compelling Drama Explores the Lives of Young Arab-Israeli Women
To whom does the title of Maysaloun Hamoud’s assured, empathetic debut “In Between” refer? To her characters, of course, who are stuck in between their conservative cultures and their liberal desires. But also to Hamoud herself, who has been both widely praised and roundly condemned for her blunt take on the lives of young Arab-Israeli women. The fictional friends who’ve earned such disapproval are Laila (vibrant standout Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh) and Nour (Shaden Kanboura), 20-something roommates in Tel Aviv. Laila is the rebel, a chain-smoking, hard-partying Palestinian lawyer. And Nour is her obvious opposite, a pious Muslim student.
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movies by or about women opening Us/Can from Fri Jan 05

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Molly’s Game [my review]

Jessica Chastain stars in the based-on-fact story of Molly Bloom and the glamorous high-stakes poker games she ran in Los Angeles and New York. (male writer and director)

Insidious: The Last Key [IMDb] pictured

Lin Shaye returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier, investigating hauntings past and present in the house she grew up in. (male writer and director)

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The Strange Ones [IMDb]

Lauren Wolkstein cowrites and codirects a suspense tale of two (male) travelers in remote America.

Goldbuster [IMDb]

Sandra Kwan Yue Ng directs this Hong Kong supernatural comedy about a ghost hunter.

In Between [IMDb]

Maysaloun Hamoud writes and directs this drama about Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv, starring Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, and Shaden Kanboura.

Project Eden [IMDb]

Ashlee Jensen cowrites and codirects a sci-fi thriller about a woman on the run from a global conspiracy, starring Anna McGahan.

In the Land of Pomegranates [IMDb]

Hava Kohav Beller
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Maysaloun Hamoud on tackling taboos, cinematic influences, and her homage to "Thelma and Louise"

by Murtada

In Between, Arab-Israeli director Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature, is about three young, independent-minded Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv. Laila (Mouna Hawa) is a criminal lawyer who loves to burn off stress in the underground club scene. Her roommate Salma (Sana Jammelieh,) is an aspiring DJ and bartender who falls in love with a female medical intern. Their new roommate Nur (Shaden Kanboura, Sand Storm) is a reserved, religious university student with a conservative fiancé.

Away from the constraints of their families and tradition, they find themselves “in between” the unfettered lives they are trying to lead and the restrictions imposed on them by their conservative culture. The film has already won several awards including honors at the San Sebastian Film Festival and the 2017 Women in Motion's Young Talents Award at the Cannes Film festival, presented to her by none other than Isabelle Huppert!
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In Between Movie Review

  • ShockYa
In Between Movie Review
In Between (Bar Bahar) Film Movement Director: Maysaloun Hamoud Screenwriter: Maysaloun Hamoud Cast: Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura, Sana Jammalieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmoud Shalaby, Henry Andrawes, Aiman Daw, Riyad Sliman, Ashlam Canaan Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 1/3/18 Opens: January 5, 2018 Watching this wonderful, beautifully crafted film, one without a single flawed performance, I couldn’t […]

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21 Most Anticipated Films By and About Women of 2018

“A Wrinkle in Time”

The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching, and it’s safe to say that plenty of us are relieved. Although this year in particular has been difficult, it did see the release of many women-centric and women-created films that we’ll hold dear as we move into the new year. With hopes of even more films to celebrate next year, we at Women and Hollywood are previewing 21 films set to hit theaters in 2018 that we’re particularly excited about. Though far from complete, this list highlights a few of the films we’re most looking forward to. To keep up with all of next year’s women-centric, directed, and written films, be sure to read our monthly previews, sign up for our weekly newsletter, and check out our Films By and About Women page.

“In Between” — Written and Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud (January 5)

“In Between”

Palestinian filmmaker
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In Between review – the struggle of free spirits trying to fly

Three female flatmates in Tel Aviv fight the constraints of their Muslim faith and families in an inspiring directorial debut

This bittersweet debut feature from Maysaloun Hamoud is a spiky treat, an empowering tale of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, each fighting their own battles for independence and fulfilment. Balancing tragicomic relationship blues with sharp sociopolitical observation, Hamoud’s slyly subversive drama draws us deep into an often hidden world. As the title suggests, these women occupy a liminal space, caught between freedom and repression, religion and secularism, the past and the future. Theirs is a world in flux, in which the drugs and partying of the underground scene stand in stark contrast to the strict hypocrisies that dominate the cultural landscape. As one of them tells her devout father: “Some people live in palaces, but God knows what their life is like inside…”

Laila (Mouna Hawa) is a force of nature,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

In Between review – the struggle of free spirits trying to fly

Three female flatmates in Tel Aviv fight the constraints of their Muslim faith and families in an inspiring directorial debut

This bittersweet debut feature from Maysaloun Hamoud is a spiky treat, an empowering tale of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, each fighting their own battles for independence and fulfilment. Balancing tragicomic relationship blues with sharp sociopolitical observation, Hamoud’s slyly subversive drama draws us deep into an often hidden world. As the title suggests, these women occupy a liminal space, caught between freedom and repression, religion and secularism, the past and the future. Theirs is a world in flux, in which the drugs and partying of the underground scene stand in stark contrast to the strict hypocrisies that dominate the cultural landscape. As one of them tells her devout father: “Some people live in palaces, but God knows what their life is like inside…”

Laila (Mouna Hawa) is a force of nature,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

In Between review – flatmates crash the cultural boundaries

Three women from Muslim and Christian backgrounds bond over hummus and history in a delightful drama set in Tel Aviv

Most Palestinian films focus on the impact of politics and how the fraught relations with the Israeli state affect the lives of Palestinians. This delightful feature from Maysaloun Hamoud takes a seemingly more apolitical approach. And yet there’s a palpable subtext at play here about the oppressive treatment of women from the territory by their own people, affecting those leading secular lives as well as the religiously observant, Muslims and Christians alike.

In a Tel Aviv apartment, Muslim lawyer and chain-smoking party girl Layla (Mouna Hawa) and her friend Salma (Sana Jammelieh), a lesbian from a Christian family who floats through an assortment of service sector jobs, welcome a new flatmate, hijab-wearing Nour (Shaden Kanboura). Nour is in her last year of university, studying computer science and engaged to
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

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