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Sophie Deraspe

One of the leading figures of new Quebec cinema, Sophie DERASPE (1973, Canada) fell in love with cinema through her Visual Arts studies in Austria and Literature studies at the University of Ottawa and Montreal. As both a filmmaker and cinematographer, she worked primarily within the realms of documentary before making her first feature, Rechercher Victor Pellerin/Missing Victor Pellerin (2006). Her second feature, Les signes vitaux/Vital Signs (2009), was in IFFR’s Tiger Competition and she won the FIPRESCI award at Torino Film Festival for Les loups (2015). The documentary Le profil Amina/A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) was selected as a World Cinema Documentary at Sundance and won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs. Antigone (2019) was chosen as Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival and it will represent Canada at the Oscars in the category Best International Feature Film.


Moi, la mer, elle est belle (1998, short), Flea Market (We Are Used and Cheap) (2000, short), Diet Sub-Title (2002, short), Saute la coche (2003, short), ADN-X (2005-2006, short), Rechercher Victor Pellerin/Missing Victor Pellerin (2006), Les signes vitaux/Vital Signs (2009), La part du déterminisme (2011, short), La vie nous arrive (2012, doc TV series), Les loups (2014), Le profil Amina/A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015), The Seven Last Words (2018, co-dir), Antigone (2019)

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Sophie Deraspe at IFFR

  • The Seven Last Words

    Challenging and varied omnibus film by seven Canadian filmmakers, inspired by Joseph Haydn’s composition around the last words of Jesus.

    • Bright Future Main Programme
  • Antigone

    Modern Greek tragedy: sixteen-year-old Antigone, Algerian immigrant to Canada, primarily wages the struggle against authorities using social media.

    • Voices Main Programme
  • Les signes vitaux

    A young Canadian woman wants to know what people really need in the last moments of their lives. In a restrained way, without any false sentimentality

    • VPRO Tiger Awards Competition