Bitter internecine conflict and subtle social observation make unusual bedfellows in this impressive Palestinian drama which is set entirely within the hot and suffocating confines of a women’s beauty salon in Gaza. An argumentative cast of women, from an angry divorcee (Hiam Abbass) to a veiled religious fundamentalist to a young and beautiful bride-to-be, gradually reveal personal lives and a side of Palestinian life that is rarely depicted. Men, sex, marriage and relationships are at the heart of the conversation and comic moments that ensue.