Canada-France war drama 'Inch'Allah' wins critics' prize at Berlin festival
Actress Evelyne Brochu poses for a photo to promote the movie "Inch'Allah" at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, September 10, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu
Published Friday, February 15, 2013 4:38PM EST
BERLIN -- The wartorn drama "Inch'Allah" has won a prestigious prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The Canada-France co-production was awarded the Fipresci prize, bestowed by an international federation of film critics.
Written and directed by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, the film stars Evelyne Brochu as a young Quebec obstetrician who works at a makeshift clinic in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank.
"Inch'Allah" had screened as part of the Berlin festival's Panorama section.
It comes from the same producing team that was behind the Oscar-nominated Canadian films "Incendies" and "Monsieur Lazhar."
"Inch'Allah" is also up for best picture at the upcoming Canadian Screen Awards, which celebrate the best in homegrown film and TV.