July 19, 2024


Wednesday, November 2 – 8:00 PM

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
With Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
Canada, 2010, 131 minutes, French and Arabic, with English subtitles, rated R for violence and profanity

Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon are left two envelopes in their mother’s will, asking them to find a father they thought was long dead and a brother they never knew existed. Journeying from Canada to Lebanon, the twists and turns of their mother’s mysterious past reveal an emotionally charged and gut-wrenching truth deeply rooted in the country’s tumultuous history. A political polemic, detective story and thriller, Incendies is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.

Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film (2011)

“A devastating mystery thriller. . .Grabs you hard and won’t let go. There’s no way that you’ll get it out of your dreams.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone