Drama - Completed 2019

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Sophie Deraspe’s provocative and timely adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy of the same name reimagines the story of a woman’s quest for justice as a commentary on the immigrant experience in contemporary Montreal.

& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
Contemporary World Cinema BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
Busan IFF 2019
World Cinema
AFI Fest 2019
Los Cabos International Film Festival 2019
Black Nights Film Festival Just Film 2019
International Film Festival of India 2019
Rome FF 2019
Whistler Film Festival, 2019
Best Canadian Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Performance - Nahéma Ricci, AWFJ EDA Best Female-Directed Narrative Feature, Audience Choice Award for best Canadian film
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sophie DERASPE
    • Producer(s)
    • Marc DAIGLE (Acpav)
    • Synopsis
    • A straight-A student and model citizen, Antigone oversteps the law when she helps her brother escape from prison. The vice-grip tightens around her as she stands up to authorities: the police, the law, the penal system, and the father of her friend Haemon. Antigone’s refusal to compromise her personal sense of justice wins the support of her peers, who mobilize on social networks and at colorful protests. Rejecting the offer meant to secure her future, Antigone instead chooses love and loyalty to her family.