Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
Duration: 130 min.
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Lebanon in search of their tangled roots.
Incendies directed by Denis Villeneuve is based on a play written by Wajdi Mouawad. It was Canada's official submission to the 83rd Academy Awards, and was nominated one of the five finalists for Best Foreign Language Film.
This was an incredibly well crafted film filled with powerful imagery and unforgettable moments. Villeneuve creates a marvelous atmosphere right from the opening scene, an intense slow motion sequence backed by Radiohead's You and Whose Army.
I also loved the storytelling, pacing and development, how each of the shocking details were slowly revealed and how they were convincingly played by the entire cast. Incendies is one of the best films of 2010, I can't wait to see what Villeneuve comes up with next.