Original TitleBar Bahr
- Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
- Producer: Tony Copti; Shlomi Elkabetz
Layla...what a woman!
Strong, proud, independent and fierce. No man walks over Layla. She's the friend you want...when in need.
Palestinian patriarchy gets a bashing in this tale of creeping modernity.
When the pious collide with the party girls...sparks are destined to fly. There are chills, thrills, tears and laughter as these women assert their independence...let no man put them asunder...God help them if they do!
Fine performances, solid direction and a powerful message...what more do you want from a film?
A sequel? Well, that would be most welcome.
Salma, Laila and Nur will never fit in. Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, they choose to live a life of freedom in Tel Aviv, away from their home villages. Each is looking for love, but as young Palestinian women they learn that a relationship of their choosing is not easy to fulfill. They have to choose their place, either in the city or in the village.