Incendies

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Director

Denis Villeneuve

Cast

Lubna Azabal as Nawal Marwan

Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin as Jeanne Marwan

Maxim Gaudette as Simon Marwan

Rémy Girard as Jean Lebel

Abdelghafour Elaaziz as Abou Tarek/Nihad

Allen Altman as Notary Maddad

Mohamed Majd as Chamseddine

Writers

Denis Villeneuve (scenario and dialogue)

Wajdi Mouawad (play)

Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne (collaboration)


Summary

A dying Middle Eastern woman living in Montreal, leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon is to give his to the brother they never knew. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they each experience acts of brutality, uncover a startling family history, and have revelations about themselves.
A dying Middle Eastern woman living in Montreal, leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon is to give his to the brother they never knew. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they each experience acts of brutality, uncover a startling family history, and have revelations about themselves.

Genre

Drama, Mystery, War

Released

September 4, 2010 (Telluride)

Runtime

2hrs 11min

MPAA

R, for some strong violence and language

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