ANTIGONE

Antigone

Saturday, February 15, 2020

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.

Screening as part of the series Canada Now: Best New Films 2020.

  • Country Canada
  • Language In French and Kabyle with English subtitles.
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Director Sophie Deraspe
  • Writer Sophie Deraspe (screenplay)