(orig. Antigone)

  • Antigone

Canada 2020Language:FrenchSubtitles:English, GermanDirector:Sophie DeraspeWriter:Sophie DeraspeCinematographer:Sophie DeraspeEditor:Sophie Deraspe, Geoffrey BoulangéMusic:Jean Massicotte, Jad ChamiSound:Frédéric CloutierWith:Nahéma Ricci, Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, Rachida OussaadaProducer:Marc DaigleProduction Company:Corporation ACPAV inc.Distributor:WaZabi Films109 min, Colour

ANTIGONE is a fascinating adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy by Sophocles about the antagonism between fundamental values: law versus justice, family versus state, love versus beliefs. Sophie Deraspe carries the ancient conflict to present-day Montreal where Antigone (brilliantly: Nahéma Ricci), an immigrant and a top student, lives. When her brother Étéocle is killed during a police operation, the principled young woman must choose between freedom and family.
Rather ingeniously, the filmmaker replaced the Greek chorus with a soundtrack composed of hip hop, pop and Middle Eastern folk music. Her multiple award-winning film reveals the darker sides of Canadian immigration policies.

Director's Biography:Sophie Deraspe (1976) first became interested in film through visual arts and literature. Today, she is one of the leading figures of the new Quebec cinema. ANTIGONE was nominated as Canadian entry to the Oscars/ category “International Feature Film”.