Incendies

2011-08-19 15:36
 
Incendies
What it's about:

In this drama, twins Jeanne and Simon make a life-changing discovery following the death of their mother. Upon learning that their absentee father is still very much alive and they also have a brother they have never met, the pair travels to the Middle East on a mission to uncover the truth about their mystery-shrouded past.
 
What the critics thought:

"A mystery, a melodrama, a prison film, and a love story, "Incendies'' is foremost a scream of rage at a society destroyed by religion and by men."
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"Incendies is muscular, emotional film-making of the highest order, self-confident in its delivery yet always respectful of its characters' plight."
- Jason Solomons, The Observer

"Most people do not choose their religions but have them forced upon themselves by birth, and the lesson of Incendies is that an accident of birth is not a reason for hatred."
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The search began at the opening of their mother's will.
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