Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 15th at 7pm for Incendies at the Coolidge Corner Theatre . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
When notary Lebel (Remy Girard) sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Melissa Desormeaux Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) to read them their mother Nawals will (Lubna Azabal), the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didnt know existed.
In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawals retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing.
Simon is unmoved by their mothers posthumous mind games. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew.
With Lebels help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.
An adaptation of Wajdi Mouawads hit play, INCENDIES is a deeply moving story that brings the extremism and violence of todays world to a starkly personal level, delivering a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of the will to survive.