The Documentary Se souvenir des cendres, about the Making of the film Incendies by Denis Villeneuve, Free on Vimeo!

10th  anniversary of Incendies by Denis Villeneuve

The documentary directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette on the making of the film, free on Vimeo!

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Denis Villeneuve’s film Incendies, inspired by Wajdi Mouawad’s famous play, the documentary Se souvenir des cendres – Regards sur Incendies, directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, is available for free on the Vimeo platform. Produced by micro_scope (Élaine Hébert) in collaboration with Radio-Canada, the documentary was shown in 2010 when the film was released. In an intimate approach, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, who also the cinematographer and the sound engineer, has been able to highlight the behind the scenes of the filming in Jordan, while the film echoes the poignant reality of the artists and craftsmen of the region.

To watch the documentary, click here.

In the heart of the Near East, Iraqis, Palestinians and Lebanese took part in the filming of Incendies. As extras or simple witnesses, refugees in exile, they lived closely in conditions similar to those depicteed by Denis Villeneuve.  Se souvenir des cendres – Regards sur Incendies is interested in their view of war and the infernal circle of violence, here recreated in front of them, with them.

Incendies, released in Quebec on September 17, 2010, was directed and scripted by Denis Villeneuve, based on Wajdi Mouawad’s play and produced by micro_scope (Luc Déry, Kim McCraw), in co-production with TS Productions and in association with Phi Group. Starring Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard and Lubna Azabal, the film has been a huge success in Quebec and internationally. In addition to being nominated for Oscars, Césars and BAFTAs in the Best Foreign Language Film category, he has won nine Jutra and eight Genie awards, as well as Best Film at the Venice Film Festival and Venice Days Best Canadian Film at TIFF.

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