Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Rated R | 130 min | 2010 | Canada
Director Denis Villenueve puts a unique spin on the road movie with this Oscar®-nominated dramatic thriller. An adaptation of an acclaimed stage play, Incendies follows fraternal twin siblings Simon and Jeanne Marwan (Maxim Gaudette and Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin) who go to the Middle East at the behest of their recently deceased mother. As much of a mystery as it is a domestic drama and a plea for cultural and ethnic acceptance, this completely engrossing film features an emotional sucker punch of an ending that will leave you reeling for days.
Cinema Québecois part of FILMS WITHOUT BORDERS is sponsored by
The Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
Additional generous funding provided by the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts