Chloe is a young Canadian obstetrician working in a makeshift clinic within 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. Her encounter with the war draws Chloe into an adventure that’s both deeply personal and as large as the land. –TIFF
A refreshing take on conflict, loyalty and alliance told through the eyes of a French obstetrician working behind the lines in modern day Palestine. It's complex, gritty and ultimately devastating. The final turn, whilst possibly a bit of a stretch, feels non-the-less poetically true. Solid performances, beautiful camera-work and complimentary sound design. 4 stars
Evelyne Brochu truly gives a surprising reflective powerful performance here. Sabrina Ouazani matches her in intensity. But on second look the script seems a tad contrived and quite a bit more one-sided than one first realized. Production house has made some excellent films that this doesn't quite measure up to.
TIFF '12 Ambitious film tracing the impact of Palestian/Israeli relations on a young Quebecois doctor with contacts on both sides of the checkpoints/barrier wall. Framing device works well with a nice twist and film features a solid lead in Evelyne Brochu. In the end the picture offers no solutions (how could it) but does certainly seem to favour the oppressed over the oppessors. A worthy addition to the subject.