PRODS Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
SCR Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
CAM Philipe Lavalette
ED Sophie Leblond
PROD DES André-Line Beauparlant
MUS Levon Minassian
PROD CO micro_scope
Chloé is a young Canadian doctor working in a West Bank refugee camp, where she monitors the pregnancies of young Palestinian patients under the supervision of Michaël, a French obstetrician. Between checkpoints and stray bullets, Chloé learns about war, and those who bear its burden: Rand, pregnant with her first child; her eldest brother Faysal, a passionate member of the resistance with whom Chloé falls in love; their younger brother Safi, who dreams of leaving Palestine; and Ava, the young Israeli soldier who lives upstairs from Chloé in Jerusalem. Torn between the two sides of the conflict, wrapped up in the absurdity of the struggle, Chloé tries as best she can to build bridges… until the conflict draws her into its cycle of violence and she internalizes the conflict.
This is the second feature film directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette (Le Ring), accomplished as a documentarian. With Inch’Allah, she takes on the extremely sensitive emotional and political landscape known variously as Israel, Palestine or the Holy Land. Évelyne Brochu as Chloé captures the torment of deeply conflicted sympathies and loyalties as we follow her vertiginous moral thrill ride. The very solid supporting cast of Palestinians and Israelis deepen our empathy for both and our fear for the future of their shared home.