• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Incendies” is a 2010 Canadian-French drama film directed by , 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 as the twins' mother, Nawal, and Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin and 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 ,
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

Please Rate this Movie!

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 4.8 / 5. Vote count: 5

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this movie.

Related posts

Have you seen the Movie? Add your ideas!