ANTIGONE
ANTIGONE

ANTIGONE

Director Sophie Deraspe

Production year 2019

Length 109min.

Country Canada

SYNOPSIS

In helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone confronts the authorities: the police, the judicial and penal systems, and the father of her friend Haemon. A straight-A student and model citizen until now, she sees the vice-grip tighten around her. But she rejects the law of men for her own sense of justice, dictated by love and loyalty.

Awards

Best Canadian Feature Film | Toronto IFF, Canada, 2019

Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Editing | Canadian Screen Awards, , 2020

Special Mention | Palm Springs IFF, USA, 2020

CAST & CREW

Sophie Deraspe
Sophie Deraspe

Director

Producer(s)

Marc Daigle

Script

Sophie Deraspe

Director of Photography

Sophie Deraspe

Production designer

Yola van Leeuwenkamp

Music by

Jad Orphée Chami, Jean Massicotte

Sound

Frédéric Cloutier

Edit

Geoffrey Boulangé, Sophie Deraspe

Cast

Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers, Nour Belkhiria

Production company(ies)

Association Coopérative des Productions Audio-Visuelles (ACPAV)

Sophie Deraspe

Born 1973. Sophie Deraspe is a Canadian director, director of photography, and producer. She is considered one of the leading figures of new Quebec cinema. Her work, which often deals with contemporary art, constantly questions limits, particularly those related to representation, as well as the limits of “reality” and fiction. After studying visual arts in Austria, Sophie Deraspe majored in French literature and then film studies at the Université de Montréal from 1995 to 1998. After graduating with a B. A., she worked as a trainee in the directing department on Quebec feature films and served as DOP on numerous film and television productions. In 2001, she took a seat on the board of directors of Vidéographe, a Montreal-based artist-run center, serving as chairperson from 2007–08. In 2001, her documentary short film Moi, la mer, elle est belle was selected for Official competition at the Festival du film francophone de Namur (Belgium). Saute la coche, her fiction short, screened at festivals around the world, winning two prizes. She is known also for her 2015 documentary The Amina Profile.


Filmography

Moi, la mer, elle est belle (2001, doc.), Saute la coche (2003, short), Missing Victor Pellerin (2006), Vital Signs (2009), The Wolves (2014), A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015, doc.), The Seven Last Words (2019), Antigone (2019).