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Incendies is a brilliant screen adaptation of the searing play La femme qui chante by the Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad. A dying mother with a tortured past sends her twin children on a contemporary quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding their father and half-brother. Villeneuve's film delivers an unflinching indictment of the silences surrounding conflict.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film; Winner: Best Canadian Film, Toronto Film Festival; Best Feature Film, Adelaide Film Festival; Best Film, Venice Film Festival.
Presented with the generous support of the Québec Government Office in Chicago.
Denis Villeneuve, 35mm, 130 min, Québec, 2010 (French/Arabic/English)