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Denis Villeneuve’s film confidently transcends its stage origins to burn bright

‘Searing yet taciturn’: Lubna Azabal in ‘Incendies’

Denis Villeneuve’s impassioned, decorous adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s award-winning stage play sees a dead woman bequeath her children a mystery, which in turn unlocks the secrets of her past and ultimately theirs. The Oscar-nominated Incendies is an arresting and satisfying fusion of political thriller and family drama. Handsomely shot and mesmerising throughout, it’s a film told most memorably in the sensitive and resonant performances of its lead actresses.

It’s a bold film which takes us down some nightmare alleys but it does so with a quiet dignity

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