over 3 years
Agony of War. Dark, then gets darker. Ultimately, touching. Won't be watching again soon.
radiohead lends their songs sparingly, but no wonder they went for this.
over 7 years
Very good. Sorta dark, then more dark
over 7 years
Tragic and devastating. Couldn't escape the gloom for days.
Incendies is a 2010 Quebec film written and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's play, Scorched, Incendies follows the journey of twin brother and sister as they attempt to unravel the mystery of their mother's life. The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals in September 2010 and was released in Quebec on 17 September 2010. In 2011, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The film won eight awards at the 31st Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress (Lubna Azabal), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Overall Sound and Sound Editing.
Twin brother and sister receive final requests in their immigrant mother's will. To fulfill these wishes, they must journey to her birth land in Lebanon.
From the names (Christian) and the accents of Nawal and her lover "from the camps," however, Arabic speakers can tell the Marwan family are Christian Lebanese (further, Maronite, since...