A film by
Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Yousef Sweid, Sivan Levy, Carlo Brandt, Marie-Thérèse Fortin
2012 – Canada – French, english, arab & hebrew – 101 minutes – 35mm – Color
Awards & Festivals
– Berlin Int. Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award and Jury’s Mention
– Palm Springs Int. Film Festival
– Beijing Int. Film Festival – Jury’s Special Award
– Toronto Int.Film Festival
Les Films Christal
Chloe is a young Canadian obstetrician working in a makeshift clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank, where she treats pregnant women under the supervision of Michael, a French doctor.
Facing daily checkpoints and the separation barrier, Chloe is confronted with the conflict and the people it affects: Rand, a patient for whom Chloe develops a deep affection; Faysal, Rand’s older brother, a fervent resister; Safi, their younger brother, a child shattered by war who dreams of flying across borders; and Ava, a young soldier who lives next door to Chloe in her apartment in Israel.
Her encounter with the war draws Chloe into an adventure that’s both deeply personal and as large as the land. She loses her bearings, is uprooted, goes into freefall. There are trips that shake us and transform us. There are trips that shatter all of our certainties. For Chloe, Inch’Allah is such a journey.
Writer and director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Producers: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw (micro_scope/Canada)
Co-producers: Isabelle Dubar (Happiness/France)
Associate producers : Eilon Ratzovsky, Yoachanan Kredo (Israel)
Line producer: Stephen Trayor
Director of photography: Philippe Lavalette
Production designer: André-Line Beauparlant
Costume designer: Sophie Lefebvre
Editor: Sophie Leblond
Music: Levon Minassian
Sound: Jean Umansky, Sylvain Bellemare