Incendies ★★★★

Albeit messy, overlong, and slightly melodramatic, Incendies is a powerful, thought-provoking, and incredibly depressing drama, told in an unhurried pace through a family mystery and a series of flashbacks, that shows the inescapable burden of religious intolerance and is elevated by immaculate cinematography, a remarkable performance by Lubna Azabal, and a shocking ending.