A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, 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.
Incendies had premieres at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2010, where it received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Most notably, the film garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Rolling Stone calls Incendies a "devastating mystery thriller from Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve that grabs you hard and won't let go."
Entertainment Weekly commended this "fearless French-Canadian drama", calling it a "bumpy road of twists that leads to a revelation that has the shock and force of Greek tragedy."
Toronto Star applauded Villeneuve's "masterful film" along with rating it a perfect 4 out of 4 stars.