‘Incendies’ (Fire) is a 2010 Canadian movie which was nominated for the Academy awards in the Best Foreign Language film category though now after watching it surprises me why it didn’t win it. It’s one of the most splendid work of art I have seen in recent times. Young twins set out to middle-east to fulfill their mother’s last wishes in turn to discover their roots. The harrowing journey to trace their father and half-brother reveals a startling truth with a climax that tears you apart. The stories set on the backdrop of war are always painful with ‘Incendies’ being no exception. The cinematography is awesome and I have to admit is one of the best I have ever seen. The mystery is carried subtly throughout the movie and the film moves between the present and the past ultimately merging in the climax. The performances are incredible and convincing. There is no unwanted melodrama which would have spoiled the entire mood yet has a melancholic touch thanks to the classy acting.
A film not to be missed.