Incendies movie synopsis: The French-Canadian director of Maelstrom and Polytechnique mounts his most ambitious film, an adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s wrenching play about twin siblings Jeanne (Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon (Maxim Gaudette), who travel to Lebanon to discover the history of their mother (Azabal). Blessed with the help of a strong cast, the country’s best cinematographer (Andre Turpin) and his own leaned-out screenplay, Villeneuve has crafted a work of searing intensity, terrible beauty and great emotional power. Additional Notes: Incendies is a 2010 Canadian film from Quebec written and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. The film premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals in September 2010 and was released in Quebec on September 17, 2010.
On September 22, 2010, Incendies was chosen to represent Canada at the 83rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.