A white-knuckle investigation into generational trauma, Villeneuve’s audacious drama—adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s play of the same title—follows two Quebecois siblings as they journey to the fictitious Middle Eastern city of Daresh in search of their recently deceased mother’s enigmatic brother and to fulfill her dying wishes. But the truth they uncover there will radically reframe their sense of who their mother was and of the violence that has shaped their family for generations. A New Directors/New Films 2011 selection.