20 Most Critically Adored Films 2018 (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

19. In Between

Alma Cinema

Rating: 98%

In this Israeli-French film directed by Maysaloun Hamoud - which was originally released in 2016 - Three Palestinian women attempt to balance faith and tradition with their modern lives in Tel Aviv.

It's a film very much about balance, as Hamoud's approach tackles complex, important themes in a way that is more slight and nuanced than you might expect. So incendiary was the material, though, that a fatwa was issued against the director in its wake.

Sample Review:

"Although "In Between" depicts a nation in crisis, it's a crisis that's viewed through the intimate lens of family dinners, where generations struggle over conflicting values." - Washington Post

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