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Bar Bahar | Lo Po, Lo Sham | بَر بَحَر | לא פה, לא שם

Maysaloun Hamoud ইসরায়েল, 2016

MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film In Between

The pervasive chain smoking makes the viewing experience painful. The idea that cigarette smoking = emancipation and freedom weakens an otherwise powerful narrative (see Adam Curtis' The Century of the Self, episode 1, Happiness Machines). At times In Between looks like an interminable Philip Morris commercial.