Director: Denis Villeneuve Year: 2010 Run Time: 130min
Incendies (2010)

A life in Canada, a secret past in Jordan. A dying mother (Azabal) in Montreal leaves separate letters to her twin children to be read once she passes away. Jeanne (Désormeaux-Poulin) is to deliver hers to the father the twins never knew, and Simon (Gaudette) is to give his to the brother they didn’t know they had. The siblings travel to the Middle East separately, where they uncover a startling and painful family history.

Incendies is the kind of film you’ll want to watch more than once. With intricate timelines and a family drama spanning two very different continents, the twists and turns of Denis Villeneuve’s celebrated adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s award-winning play are explosive, frightening and emotionally intense.

Winner of eight Genie Awards and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Staff Pick:

"An Oscar-nominated international family mystery artfully crafted by master of suspense, Denis Villeneuve. A story of compassion, forgiveness and humanity in the aftermath of a horrific Middle-Eastern war -- a relevant theme in today's political climate." —Olena


Denis Villeneuve


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Luc Déry, Kim McCraw


Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard






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Incendies is filmed and set in Quebec. Denis Villeneuve is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
PG Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon