Incendies (2010)

IMDb 8.3

“Incendies” is a drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve, which was released in 2010. The film is based on the play of the same name by Wajdi Mouawad and follows the story of twins Jeanne and Simon Marwan as they attempt to unravel the secrets of their mother’s past.

After their mother Nawal dies, Jeanne and Simon discover that she had requested in her will that they deliver letters to their father, whom they believed to be dead, and their brother, whom they had never heard of. Their search takes them to a war-torn Middle Eastern country, where they uncover a complex and tragic family history.

The film explores themes of war, violence, and the power of family secrets. It also examines the impact of colonialism and political turmoil on individuals and societies.

“Incendies” received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film has been praised for its powerful performances, stunning cinematography, and gripping storytelling. It is considered one of the best Canadian films of all time and cemented Villeneuve’s reputation as a master filmmaker.

Duration: 131 min.


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