Can she forget? How can she go on living when the present keeps reminding her of the traumas of the past? Nour meets Alice on the lakeshore in Switzerland, but it’s Syria that keeps haunting her, Syria she cannot get rid of.
English Title The War Inside Her Year of production 2019 Length 15 min Country Switzerland Shooting Format RED Aspect Ratio16:9 Sound 5.1 DialogueArabic, French DirectorYara Atz Producer JoY Co-Producer HEAD (Haute école d'art et de design - Genève, Département Cinéma / cinéma du réel) Writer Yara Atz Cinematographer Maxime Guérin Editor Yara Atz Sound Designer Thomas Reichlin Sound Mix Etienne Ralluz Assistant Director Camille de Pietro CastJulie-Yara Atz, Léa Swan
Festival selections Chennai International Short Film Festival 2020, India Website Julie-Yara Atz Director's Statement I made this film at a time when I was quite lost and torn between my two realities, Switzerland and Syria. Both are part of my identity, but watching my friends and family having to come to Europe really troubled me. It’s very difficult and conflictual, having to leave one’s country that isn’t in a good place, to go and try to live in a new one where the system isn’t very welcoming of you. And growing up, one discovers oneself ; it can be quite lonely, to be stuck in between contradictions and questions at such a young age… but I hope somehow this film depicts this situation so hopefully we can start understanding and loving each other and ourselves just the way we are, all of us, wherever we are, whatever we are