Antigone

  • 109'
  • Canada
  • 2019

Antigone is a 16-year-old girl who came to Canada from Algeria as a child with some of her family. While she excels at school, her two brothers have turned to crime. When one ends up in jail and is threatened with deportation, she comes up with a plan to have him released, which gets her into trouble.

A modern adaptation of the Greek tragedy, in which a young woman with an indestructible love of family and justice takes on the authorities. This classic, universal struggle is primarily fought out on social media. The warm solidarity in the viral world, depicted by video-like impressions, contrasts markedly with the system’s cold rules. Antigone is a beacon of hope, who with her independent character commands respect and starts a movement in which humanity trumps fear and indifference.

Director
Sophie Deraspe
Country of production
Canada
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
109'
Medium
DCP
Language
French
Producer
Marc Daigle
Production Company
Corporation ACPAV inc.
Sales
Wazabi Films
Screenplay
Sophie Deraspe
Cinematography
Sophie Deraspe
Editor
Sophie Deraspe, Geoffrey Boulangé
Production Design
Yola van Leeuwenkamp
Sound Design
Frédéric Cloutier
Music
Jean Massicotte, Jad Chami
Cast
Nahéma Ricci, Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, Rachida Oussaada, Hakim Brahimi, Paul Doucet, Antoine Desrochers