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5,057 Ratings


Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Canada, France, 2010


Twins Simon and Jeanne visit a notary to hear their mother’s will and are surprised to find that they have a brother and that their father is still alive. They travel to an unnamed Middle Eastern country where they discover that the fortunes of their family were determined by the region’s conflicts.

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Incendies Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2011 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Toronto International Film Festival

2010 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film

Critics reviews

Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s 2003 play, Incendies roils with atrocities and its third act feels preposterous, yet it leaves an indelible impression, partly because Azabal, an actress of rare talents, exudes a survivor’s fortress-like self-possession, and partly because Villeneuve gives sentimentality no quarter.
September 03, 2015
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