Spring 2012 March 19
Canada 2011, 130 min, drama.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
French with English subtitles
A Quebec sister and brother (twins) receive enigmatic instructions in their late mother’s will. They must return to their ancestral home (in an unnamed Middle Eastern country) to find the father they believed to be dead, and a brother they never knew they had, and deliver to them individual sealed envelopes. Visiting the old country the siblings uncover a shattering family secret. The themes of Incendies are primal, the emotions powerful, and the film as a whole, cathartic.
Based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad: Scorched.
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An intriguing, but flawed movie set in the Lebanese civil war in the 1970s. Review by Peter Bradshaw, in The Guardian.
Denis is on fire Q&A with director Denis Villeneuvue in NOWToronto.
Winner of 8 Genie Awards including Best Picture 2011
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film 2011
Winner of 9 Jutra Awards including Best Film 2011