Florida Film Festival
Directed by: DENIS VILLENEUVE
CANADA/FRANCE, 2010, 130 MIN, RATED R
In French and Arabic with English subtitles
A sensation at the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals, INCENDIES is one of the most acclaimed films of the year and a 2011 Academy Award®-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. After their mother’s death, twins Simon and Jeanne embark on a journey to the Middle East to grant her dying wish: find their father, who they believed was dead, and the brother they never knew existed, having been taken at birth during a civil war between the Christians and the Palestinians. Combing their ancestral homeland, the twins discover that their courageous mother was very different from the woman they knew. An adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s hit play, INCENDIES is two deeply moving parallel stories that bring the extremism and violence of today’s world to a starkly personal level, delivering a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of love and the will to survive. Directed by award-winner Denis Villeneuve (Maelstrom, “Next Floor”), this masterful drama’s startling revelations transport the viewer on an epic journey through brutality, truth, and, ultimately, reconciliation.