Sophia Antipolis is a technology park on the French Riviera, nestled between the sea, the forest and the mountains. Sophia is also the name of a missing young woman. A group of vigilantes, members of a sect and women seeking plastic surgery wander around and look for some sort of connection.

Virgil Vernier’s films can be defined as 'psycho-geography', where people and places merge in a simultaneously dreamy, anxious, primitive and contemporary world, with flashes of documentary piercing through the narrative. The title says it all: wisdom ('sophia' in Greek), city, police and politics (all from the Greek root 'polis') coexist and fight each other (hence the word 'anti') in visions of beauty and doom under a scorching sun which may rise or set − we never know. Finally, this is a film which gives a new twist to the idea of 'poetic justice'. 

Filmmaker
Virgil Vernier
Country
France
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
98’
Language
French
Producer
Jean-Christophe Reymond
Production Company
Kazak Productions
Sales
mk2 Films
Writer
Virgil Vernier
Cinematography
Simon Roca, Tom Harari
Editor
Charlotte Cherici
Production Design
Florence Catusse
Sound Design
Jean Collot, Olivier Vieillefond, Simon Apostolou
Cast
Dewi Kunetz, Sandra Poitoux, Hugues Njiba-Mukuna, Bruck, Lilith Grasmug