Brilliantly constructed from the bountiful narrative fabric of Wajdi Mouawad's complex stage play about a familial legacy passed down from a mother to her fraternal twins, Incendiesis one of the most powerful dramas ever conceived.
Director Denis Villeneuve tells the retrospective tale of Nawal (Lubna Azabal), a woman from an unnamed place in the Middle East
Told in time-flipping flashbacks, Incendiesslowly builds with layers of dramatic narrative information toward a crescendo of undeniable truth that is staggering in its personal import. A pure example of refined storytelling with vast repercussions, Incendies("destruction by fire") is a fantastic drama. There is no way to explain the depth of pain at the heart of this unique allegory. Grade: A
Opens Friday at Esquire Theatre.