Incendies

The search began at the opening of their mother's will.


Incendies
When notary Lebel sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan to read them their mother Nawal’s will, the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes – one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn’t know existed. In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal’s retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. With Lebel’s help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman. In French with English subtitles.

132 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, War, On the art circuit

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Mama must have been crazy ...
Mama must have been crazy ...

Credits

Cast
Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard, Abdelghafour Elaaziz, Allen Altman
Director
Denis Villeneuve
ScreenplayDenis Villeneuve, Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne, from the play by Wajdi Mouawad
MusicGrégoire Hetzel
CinematographyAndré Turpin
EditingMonique Dartonne
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2010
Produced bymicro_scope, TS Productions, Phi Group

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome, not frequent, moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconStark and layered
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconVoortreflik
20
Box Office
Ed Scheid quote iconA standing ovation at the Telluride Film Festival is evidence of the film's impact and potential to inspire strong word of mouth.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconVilleneuve’s achievement is considerable and his film’s message an increasingly urgent one both inside and outside our borders.
15
Metacritic.com
34 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
114 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
Movie Review Intelligence
37 critics
17

What the People say

Internet
5770 Netizens quote iconWonderful and devastating
16

Average .. 83%

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