February 10, 2020
Showings 4:30, 7:00 and 9:10pm
Canada/French with English subtitles | Rated: PG | Drama | 109 minutes
Critically acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Sophie Deraspe’s provocative and timely adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy re-imagines the story of a woman’s quest for justice and prompts serious reflection on immigrant life in ostensibly welcoming contemporary Canada. Following the murder of their parents, Antigone, her sister, her brothers, and their grandmother find refuge in Montreal. A straight-A student seemingly destined for greatness, Antigone (masterfully played by Nahéma Ricci in her first leading role) is the glue that holds the family together.
Tragedy strikes when a sibling is wrongfully gunned down by police during the arrest of a drug dealer. Motivated by her sense of duty towards her family and fuelled by the memory she cherishes of her dead parents, Antigone decides to jeopardize her own future to preserve that of her family.