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Inch'Allah

A Québec doctor discovers the heartbreaking absurdity of life in Israel's divided West Bank in this intense, politically charged drama from the producers of the Academy Award® nominated Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar.

Schedule
May 31, 2013
Friday
4:00 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed
June 1, 2013
Saturday
9:00 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

"Inch'Allah is not a film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," avows writer-director Anais Barbeau-Lavalette. "It's a film about a Québecer in Palestine, about a doctor who is thrown into the deep end of the war. I wanted to talk, first and foremost, about what happens to us when we're confronted with a reality so much bigger than us: war." Barbeau-Lavalette first visited Palestine in the course of making a documentary 12 years ago. It was a powerful experience, rife with the complications and contradictions any western woman would likely feel, and it was these mixed emotions that convinced her to make a film. Evelyne Brochu plays Chloe, an obstetrician working in a poorly resourced clinic in a West Bank refugee camp, but living on the other side of the Wall, in Israel. She enjoys her evenings drinking with Ava, a young Israeli soldier who lives next door. But she's also increasingly protective of Rand, a pregnant Arab woman she treats at the clinic, and Rand's immediately family. In fact, the more she sees the harder it becomes to maintain her neutrality. Authentic and passionate, Inch'Allah puts a human face on the front line of the conflict.

Director Biography
Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette was born in Québec. In addition to acting, screenwriting, and directing, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette is a peace, human rights, and international development activist, as well as a published novelist. She holds a BA in International Studies from University of Montreal and graduated from the National Institute of Image and Sound. After a year spent exploring Honduras, she directed the documentary Les petits princes des bidonvilles (2000), which won the Audience Award at the Muestra Cultural Latinoamericana Festival in Montreal. She made her feature debut with Le ring (2007).

Sponsored in part by Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles

Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Principal Cast: Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Sivan Levy, Yousef Sweid
Country: Canada (Québec)
Year: 2012
Running Time: 101 minutes
Producer: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw
Screenplay: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Cinematographers: Philippe Lavalette
Editors: Sophie Leblond
Music: Levon Minassian
Website: http://www.inchallah-lefilm.com/
Awards: Berlin International Film Festival 2013 (FIPRESCI Prize, Panorama); Jutra Awards 2013 (Best Supporting Actress)
Filmography: Les Petits geants (2009); Le Ring (2007)
Language: French, English, Arabic, Hebrew
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: eOne US
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