General · 31st January 2011
Friday, February 4, 7:45 at Quadra Community Centre. INCENDIES has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category.
After their mother Nawal’s death, Twins Simon and Jeanne embark on a journey to the Middle East that shines a disturbing light on their mother’s past and culminates in a shocking revelation. Based on the acclaimed play by Wajdi Mouawad and directed by Genie and Jutra award- winner Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique).
The film is expertly told through the use of chapter and flashbacks. Set against the bloody Lebanese civil war, French Canada’s most talented filmmaker steps outside his bounds – adapting someone else’s material and moving production outside of North America.
“Incendies floored me from the very first scene…[Denis Villneuve] has made a real masterwork…” Brendan Kelly, The Montreal Gazette
“We knew this was a great film after attending its’ Special Presentation at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. We are thankful to be able to screen this film on Quadra Island”. Annette Yourk and Martha James