According to the folks at La Presse, Denis Villeneuve's Incendies, which is an adaptation of a play by Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad, will be distributed in the USA by Sony Pictures Classics. This deal has been made while the film is currently being screened at the Toronto and Venice International Film Festival.
In Denis Villeneuve's Incendies, Lebel (Rémy Girard), a notary, reads for Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) and Simon Marwan (Maxim Gaudette), two twins, their mother's (Lubna Azabal) will. Both twins are surprised to see two envelopes: one for a father they thought he was dead and one for a brother they've never heard of.
For Jeanne, these two envelopes might help her to understand why her mom has adamantly kept her mouth shut ever since she was in hospital. This is why Jeanne decides to travel to the Middle East in order to know her family's true past. Although he never loved his mom, Simon, because of his bond with his sister, decides to join Jeanne in her trip to the Middle East. Together, with the help of Lebel, the twins will discover that their mother wasn't really what they made her out to be.
The film will also be distributed in France, Switzerland, Israel, Germany and Italy.