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R| 2 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
Nawal (Lubna Azabal), a dying Middle Eastern woman living in Montreal, leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon (Maxim Gaudette) is to give his to the brother they never knew they had. 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.

Cast: Lubna Azabal , Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin , Maxim Gaudette , Rémy Girard , Allen Altman , Mohamed Majd , Baya Belal , Abdelghafour Elaaziz

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Incendies (2010)

Release Date: April 22nd, 2011|2 hr. 10 min.

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  • A devastating mystery thriller from Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve that grabs you hard and won't let go. show more

  • Skillfully made and offering moments of great power, the French Canadian drama Incendies nevertheless overplays its hand, piling tragedy on tragedy until we feel browbeaten with misery. show more

  • Denis Villeneuve's screen adaptation of a play by the Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad tells a story-masterfully-of courage, cruelty, family mysteries and a chain of anger that can only be broken by love. show more

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