After a successful awards run that included an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Incendies finally
makes its way to American theaters this week. The French word for "scorched," Incendies is a story about two siblings
who discover upon the death of their mother that their father is still alive and that they have a long lost brother
too, both living in the Middle East. As a result of this unexpected news, the siblings decide to reconnect with their
roots, a journey that takes them down a dangerous road filled with unforeseen acts of hatred and love. Unraveling
like a tragic detective story, Incendies is both an intimate family drama and sociopolitical thriller. Flashing
backwards and forwards through time, the film includes enough emotional firepower and startling revelations to
keep you guessing at every turn.