AWARD-WINNING, POWERFUL ADAPTATION OF THE ANCIENT DRAMA
Canada 2019. Director & Screenplay: Sophie Deraspe. 109 min. Feature Film. French Original with English subtitles. Released for audiences from 12 years of age. Recommended for audiences from 15 years of age.
Antigone, her siblings, and her grandmother fled to Montreal, Canada where they live in a tiny apartment. Full of hope, the family relies on Antigone, a straight-A student to rescue them from their misery. After a family-related tragedy, Antigone finds herself struggling with the judicial system that ultimately harms her understanding of love and justice. Exciting and highly political, this film is a modern take on the antique drama and impresses through great visuals and music.
Sophie Deraspe (*1973, Canada) came to film through her work with visual art and literature and now works as a camerawoman and director. After several documentary works, she made her feature film debut in 2006 with RECHERCHER VICTOR PELLERIN, which, like its award-winning successor LES SIGNES VITAUX, deals with realism. The FIPRESCI winner, LES LOUPS, and the feature documentary, LE PROFIL AMINA, is followed by her fifth feature film, ANTIGONE.
2019 ANTIGONE | 2019 THE SEVEN LAST WORDS (Co–Director) | 2015 THE WOLVES | 2015 A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS: THE AMINA PROFILE | 2009 VITAL SIGNS | 2006 RECHERCHER VICTOR PELLERIN