Of the dozen movies I saw in Telluride over the weekend, the last one I saw was the best. What’s so exciting is that I not only saw an incredible new film, but have been introduced to an established director whose work I’m anxious to explore.
Quebec filmmaker Denis Villenueve has been making movies for years and is popular in Telluride. His new film, “Incendies,” unfolds like a great novel. It’s a true page-turner that explores a brother and sister who, in the wake of their mother’s death, embark on a revelatory journey to the Middle East to unearth their family tree. It’s a journey marked by tenderness and horror as the siblings follow the roots of their family to unexpected (and at times unbelievable) places.
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