Sophie Deraspe at IFFR
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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