Hosting one of the best opening scenes I have ever witnessed, from start to finish Incendies is a film everyone should be queuing to see. The story follows two siblings as they go in search of a final message left by their recently deceased mother.

The narrative is split largely between the mother’s own journey and that of her daughter attempting to chase down her final wish. Both roles are acted to perfection by Lubna Azabal and Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin as the viewer is slowly dragged into the strife and mystery of their lives.

…a twist that will leave you discussing the film for days…

Many get put off foreign films due to their subtitles, but missing the opportunity to watch the masterclass that is Incendies would only put you at a loss. With a twist that will leave you discussing the film for days, Incendies is a fantastic way to spend an hour and a half.

5 Stars

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