15
2hrs 11mins

In this stunning 2010 familial mystery drama, for which Denis Villeneuve was awarded numerous accolades, paradigm-shifting revelations are uncovered as two siblings journey from Canada to the Middle East in the wake of their mother's death.

 

This film is screening as part of our Denis Villeneuve season. To see our full retrospective click here.

 

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Denis Villeneuve Season
Denis Villeneuve
15
Drama/Fiction
Strong violence, injury detail
French, Arabic, English

The long buried Marwan family history is unearthed upon the death of matriarch Nawal (Lubna Azabal).

Her will reveals to her twin children Jeanne and Simon (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette) that they have another brother they never knew.

Leaving Canada to fulfil the promise of delivering her letter to their secret sibling, Jeanne and Simon travel to the Levant – and in the process learn of the formative, often tragic, years of their late mother’s life.

A gripping familial odyssey which unravels a complex historical mystery, Incendies is a riveting, nuanced character drama with an overwhelmingly emotional gut-punch of a denouement.

Featuring a staggering performance by Lubna Azabal, Denis Villeneuve’s masterful adaptation of the stage play by Wajdi Mouawad ranks among the finest dramatic achievements of his career.

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