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Human Rights in Cinema Competition
- Director: Sophie Deraspe
- Canada / 2019 / H264 / Colour / 109’ / French; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Sophie Deraspe
- Original Work: Sophocles
- Director of Photography: Sophie Deraspe
- Editing: Sophie Deraspe, Geoffrey Boulangé
- Original Music: Jean Massicotte, Jad Chami
- Cast: Nahéma Ricci, Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, Rachida Oussaada, Hakim Brahimi, Paul Doucet, Antoine Desrochers
- Producer: Marc Daigle
- Production Co.: Acpav Inc.
- World Sales: WaZabi Films
2020 Canada Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Nahéma Ricci), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Nour Belkhiria), Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay
2019 Toronto Best Canadian Feature
Directed by Sophie Deraspe, a rising star of Canadian cinema, Antigone transports Sophocles’ tragedy to current day Montreal. The tragedy questions the tension between the laws established by society and what we feel is right, but in its modern rendition the criticism of the judiciary system becomes a castigation. The film revolves around a family who has emigrated from Algeria to Canada. Standing up for her sibling’s rights, a young woman takes a stand against the laws, against the whole system, and prepares to sacrifice her life for the sake of her family. Selected as Canada’s Oscars nominee for best international film, Antigone features several trial scenes likely to make a lasting impression in the viewer’s mind.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.