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'Incendies' wins prize at Rotterdam film fest

Montreal director Denis Villeneuve's Oscar-nominated drama Incendies has won an audience award at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Incendies beat out nine other films for the honour on Saturday, including Academy Award-nominated Black Swan and Biutiful.

Festival head Rutger Wolfson said in a statement that one of the highlights of this year's movie marathon was "the attendance by prominent filmmakers," including Villeneuve.

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Incendies and Biutiful (of Mexico) are both up for this year's best-foreign language film Oscar, against Greece's Dogtooth, Denmark's In a Better World and Algeria's Outside the Law.

Incendies, about Quebec twins who uncover dark secrets from their mother's past, also recently landed 10 Genie Award nominations, including best film.

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