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Incendies - Wellington Film Society

Incendies - Wellington Film Society

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When:

  • Mon 6 Mar ’17, 6:15pm – 8:35pm

Where:

The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions:

R16

Ticket Information:

  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-month membership: $95.00

(Denis Villeneuve, Canada/France 2010)
Violence, content that may disturb.

Wellington Film Society's 2017 Programme launches with a special 35mm presentation thanks to Cinema Paramount Ltd.

A staggering political drama that could put you in mind of the intimate sweep of Bernardo Bertolucci, Incendies feels like a mighty movie in our midst. The film seems sprung from a different era - the gloriously bold early '70s - or perhaps an alien studio system. The dislocation fits the material perfectly: Denis Villeneuve's family drama, based on a much chattier play by Wajdi Mouawad, takes place in a fictional Middle East country a lot like Lebanon...

In Villeneuve's hands, we're delivered to revelatory terror: "A fierce honour killing is eclipsed by a masterfully mounted siege on a Muslim bus by Christian soldiers. Quieter moments of personal reckoning carry explosive weight - to reveal more is to strip the film of its sad wisdom. The country may not exist, but the tale's truth is everywhere." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York, 19 April 2011.

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