By Owen Gleiberman
Updated April 21, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Incendies

type
  • Movie

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?

Incendies

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 130 minutes
director
  • Denis Villeneuve

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