Mail on Sunday - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“A searing epic of war, loss, revenge and love…This affecting plea to end the cycle of anger is an overwhelming experience...”.
The Evening Standard - ★ ★ ★ ★
"It isn't easy to open out a well-respected stage play without losing a lot of its bite and subtlety..."
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The Independent - ★ ★ ★ ★
"Denis Villeneuve's tormented family drama strips off one layer of meaning after another on its way to a thoroughly jolting terminus..."
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The Observer - ★ ★ ★ ★
"From its arresting opening to its shattering conclusion, the Canadian film Incendies is muscular, emotional film-making of the highest order..."
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Little White Lies - Film of the Week
"Elemental and expertly directed, Denis Villeneuve's story haunts long after the credits have rolled"
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Incendies: Universal tragedy with fire in its heart
"The French-Canadian film Incendies, an intense family drama set largely in the Middle East, has vaulted its director Denis Villeneuve to global prominence. Incendies (“scorched”) won eight Genie Awards (Canada’s equivalent to the Oscars) this year, and an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film, a category many American critics felt it should have won"
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Eye Weekly - ★ ★ ★ ★
“Much of the action in Incendies takes place thousands of miles away from the Montreal hometown of its youngest characters, but the story it tells is an intrinsically Canadian one. Denis Villeneuve’s ambitious and often arresting adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s play, Incendies can be seen as a parable about the ways in which violent traumas suffered in long-departed homelands can haunt and even blight new lives here.”
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Glasgow Film Festival | TVBOMB- ★ ★ ★ ★★
“Visually stunning, using stark Jordanian locations to stand in for Lebanon, Incendies is a masterful piece of cinematic storytelling, which uses what is essentially a mystery yarn as a vehicle to capture the pains and hypocrisies of civil war and sectarian conflict”
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