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Incendies Movie Review

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Lubna Azabal, Incendies | HEART OF DARKNESS Lubna Azabal as Nawal Marwan in Incendies

Incendies

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
130 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/22/11
performer:
Lubna Azabal, Maxim Gaudette
director:
Denis Villeneuve
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Wajdi Mouawad, Denis Villeneuve
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it an A-

This fearless French-Canadian drama (Incendies), which was nominated for 2010’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, slices right into the Middle Eastern heart of darkness. In Montreal, adult Arab twins (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Maxim Gaudette) are instructed by their mother’s will to seek out the father they didn’t know was alive and the brother they didn’t know they had. The movie is a bumpy road of twists leading to a revelation that has the shock and force of Greek tragedy. As the mother, Lubna Azabal cries tears of acid. A?

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