ANTIGONE World Cinema

ANTIGONE

CANADA OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM OSCAR® SUBMISSION

Talent attending: Sophie Deraspe (Director)

Antigone is a straight-A student who represents her immigrant family’s best hopes for leaving behind a traumatic past and achieving a bright future in its adopted country of Canada. After a controversial police shooting that leaves one brother dead and another imprisoned, she finds herself having to make sudden and life-changing choices. Will she sacrifice all for her family? Should one be more loyal to the past than to one’s own future? Québécois writer director Sophie Deraspe, taking inspiration from Sophocles’ tragedy “Antigone,” crafts an original and propulsive drama that forgoes easy choices and stubbornly defies categorization. Awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival, ANTIGONE features a powerful performance by Nahéma Ricci in her first leading role. –Ken Jacobson

As a cinematographer, Sophie Deraspe worked in documentary before directing her first feature, MISSING VICTOR PELLERIN. Her second feature, VITAL SIGNS, premiered at Rotterdam and won numerous prizes. In 2015 Sophie released her third feature THE WOLVES and her first feature documentary THE AMINA PROFILE, which premiered at Sundance.

Ruby Rondina
Wazabi Films
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Details

Country: Canada

Year: 2019

Director: Sophie Deraspe

Screenwriter: Sophie Deraspe

Producer: Marc Daigle

Director of Photography: Sophie Deraspe

Editors: Geoffrey Boulangé, Sophie Deraspe

Production Designer: Yola van Leeuwenkamp

Music: Jean Massicotte, Jad Chami

Cast/Featuring: Nahéma Ricci, Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, Hakim Brahimi, Rachida Oussaada, Antoine Desrochers, Paul Doucet

Running Time (minutes): 109 min

Language : French

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