An Academy Award Nominee (Best Foreign Language Film) Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. An original and powerful political film.
This powerful, quietly devastating tale depicts two Arab-Canadian twins' quest to unearth the secrets of their recently deceased mother's life. Simon and Jeanne are stunned to learn from their mother's will that their father (whom they had understood to be dead) is still alive, and that they have a brother they never knew existed. They are instructed to seek out both, but when they travel to the Middle East, no one wants to help...at first. Celebrated Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (a multiple award-winner in his own country) cross-cuts the twins' journey with that of their mother, years before, who narrowly escaped an honor killing at the hands of her two brothers, and who bravely endured a series of wartime horrors. This masterful, operatic opus (scaled to the epic sounds of Radiohead), based on the acclaimed play by Wajdi Mouawad, is sparse on dialogue , yet gripping due to its mesmerizing imagery. (French, Arabic with English subtitles) -- Jaie Laplante
Friday, April 8, 7:00 PM
Ritz East Theater Two
Tickets at Venue