Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Vulture: Incendies

The truth?
Sometimes it's better not to know...
This was a real surprise to me; I hadn't heard about it so was unprepared for the twists and turns of this remarkable film from Canadian Director Denis Villeneuve.
The acting is excellent, the drama devastating, the cinematography quite beautiful. The only slight false note for me was the use of Radiohead which jarred a little, against the otherwise cadent soundtrack of composer Grégoire Hetzel;  it just seemed too familiar a voice and... mis-placed.
I don't want to say anything that might give you any expectations. I think it best to come to this brilliant film without out any pre-conceptions; other than maybe this brief synopsis from IMDb and a peek at the trailer:
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. 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.


  1. good film - worth a another viewing

  2. Hopefully without you playing with your nuts so noisily...