A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
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. Written by
This film won the Best Feature Film awarded by the jury at the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival. Director Denis Villeneuve responded by saying that "As a poetic sign of gratitude to [the] Adelaide Film Festival, I'll give the name of 'Adelaide' to one of my main characters in my next film. So thank you one thousand times to [the] Adelaide Film Festival!" See more »
Scenes set in Morocco give away their real location by the cars with Dubai number plates. See more »
Notary Jean Lebel:
[after making a promise]
To a notary, Mr. Marwan, a promise is a sacred thing.
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'Mr. Leonard Cohen I need your help, please call me." - Denis Villeneuve See more »
Poignant and remarkable, Villeneuve performs a tour de force.
Inspired from Wajdi Mouhad's play, Incendies is a movie without boundaries. French director Denis Villeneuve has manage to put every piece at the right place, in the right moment. I haven't seen Mouhad's play but i can surely say that the director excelled in a mesmerizing way. What i don't really get is media being excited because it's Mouhad's creation; he sure created it at the first place but Villeneuve's brilliant direction and point of view has made the piece more striking. Belgian actress Lubna Azabal is the breakthrough of the year, she stand out in a staggering way by carrying the movie literally on her shoulders. Supporting cast, Melissa Poulain and Maxime Gaudette are both refined actor's. On the whole, Incendies will leave you breathless all shaken up
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