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Incendies is a 2010 Canadian-French drama film directed by . The film follows twins Jeanne and Simon as they journey to the Middle East to uncover the secrets of their recently deceased mother's past. Through a series of flashbacks, the film reveals the tragic and complicated history of their mother and their family.


Incendies is a powerful and harrowing drama that explores themes of war, family, and identity. The film features outstanding performances from its cast, particularly from as the twins' mother, Nawal.

The film's direction by is masterful, with his skillful use of flashbacks and nonlinear storytelling adding to the film's emotional resonance. The film's cinematography and score are also noteworthy, adding to the film's haunting and atmospheric tone.

Incendies is a complex and thought-provoking film that stays with the viewer long after the credits roll.


Incendies was nominated for one Academy Award and won several awards at various film festivals:

  • Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards (nominated)
  • Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 31st Genie Awards (won)
  • Best Achievement in Direction at the 31st Genie Awards (won)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay at the 31st Genie Awards (won)

Popularity and Success:

Incendies was a critical and commercial success upon its release, garnering praise for its complex storytelling, emotional depth, and outstanding performances. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $16 million worldwide on a budget of $6 million.

The film has since gained a strong following among audiences and critics, with many hailing it as one of the best foreign language films of the decade. It remains a highly regarded film in the drama genre and a testament to the creative possibilities of international cinema.

Directed by ,
Produced by Luc Déry Kim McCraw
Screenplay by , Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne
Based on Incendies
by Wajdi Mouawad
Starring , , , ,
Music by Grégoire Hetzel
Cinematography André Turpin
Edited by Monique Dartonne
Distributed by E1 Entertainment
Release date 4 September 2010 (Telluride) 17 September 2010 (Canada)
Running time 130 minutes
Country Canada
Language Arabic
Budget $6.5 million
Box office $16 million

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