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Completed - ARABIC, HEBREW - Drama - 101 minutes

Log Line

Chloe is a young Canadian doctor who works in a West Bank refugee camp where she monitors the pregnancies of young Palestinian patients. Between checkpoints and stray bullets Chloe learns about war as she becomes torn between the two sides of the conflict.

Previous markets

  • Cannes 2012 (Debut)
  • Toronto 2012 (Premiere)
  • AFM 2012 (Screening)
  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Screening)
Full history

Year of production : 2012

Director(s) : Anaïs BARBEAU-LAVALETTE
Writer(s) : Anaïs BARBEAU-LAVALETTE
Cast : Carlo BRANDT, Evelyne BROCHU, Marie-Thérèse FORTIN, Sabrina OUAZANI, Sivan LEVY, Yousef SWEID

Producer(s) : Kim MCCRAW (micro_scope ), Luc DÉRY (micro_scope ), Isabel DUBAR (Happiness Distribution)

Synopsis

Chloe is a young Canadian doctor who works 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, Chloe 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 Chloe falls in love; their younger brother Safi, who dreams of leaving Palestine, their mother Soraïda; and Ava, the young Israeli soldier who lives upstairs from Chloe in Jerusalem. Torn between the two sides of the conflict, wrapped up in the absurdity of the two-sided
struggle, Chloe tries as best she can to build bridges… until the conflict draws her into its cycle of violence and she internalizes the conflict.

Production

Country(ies) : CANADA, FRANCE

Distributors

BRAZIL Jan 01, 1753 IMOVISION
FRANCE Jan 01, 1753 HAPPINESS DISTRIBUTION
KOREA (Sou Jan 01, 1753 AUD
SPAIN Jan 01, 1753 GOLEM DISTRIBUCIÓN
SWITZERLAN Jan 01, 1753 AGORA FILMS
TAIWAN Jan 01, 1753 JOINT ENTERTAINMENT INT'L INC.

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Festivals and Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2012 Special Presentation
Berlinale - EFM 2013 Panorama


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