Incendies

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some strong violence and language.
Released on:
April 22, 2011 (NY, LA)

Distributors:
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Cast:
Lubna Azabal, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Remy Girard

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Screenwriter: Denis Villeneuve
Script: Play Adaptation

Genre: Drama
About the film:
When notary Lebel (Remy Girard) sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Melissa Desormeaux Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) to read them their mother Nawal's will (Lubna Azabal), 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. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing. Simon is unmoved by their mother's posthumous mind games. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew. 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.
Rated R for some strong violence and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $50,679 (3 theaters) |
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