“Incendies” is a 2010 Canadian-French drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on the play “Incendies” by Wajdi Mouawad. The movie tells the story of twins Jeanne and Simon Marwan, who, after their mother's death, are tasked with carrying out her final wishes: to deliver two letters, one to their father and one to their brother, whom they did not know existed.
The film is set against the backdrop of a fictional Middle Eastern country, and explores themes of identity, family, and the impact of war on individuals and communities. Through flashbacks, the movie reveals the tragic and complex history of the Marwan family, including their mother's experiences during the country's civil war.
The film stars Lubna Azabal as the twins' mother, Nawal, and Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette as Jeanne and Simon, respectively. “Incendies” was critically acclaimed and received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The film is known for its emotional impact and powerful storytelling, as well as its exploration of universal themes through a specific cultural lens.
|Directed by||Denis Villeneuve,|
|Produced by||Luc Déry Kim McCraw|
|Screenplay by||Denis Villeneuve, Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne|
by Wajdi Mouawad
|Starring||Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard,|
|Music by||Grégoire Hetzel|
|Edited by||Monique Dartonne|
|Distributed by||E1 Entertainment|
|Release date||4 September 2010 (Telluride) 17 September 2010 (Canada)|
|Running time||130 minutes|
|Box office||$16 million|