OCU Film Institute - Incendies
In this highly acclaimed suspense thriller in French and Arabic, a mother’s dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to travel to Lebanon to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, only to make a shocking discovery. Villeneuve's screen adaptation of a play by a Lebanese-Canadian playwright tells a story of courage, cruelty, family mysteries and a chain of anger that can only be broken by love. This hauntingly enigmatic Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee unfolds backward and forward in time as a riveting, intricate mystery story.