Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents ANTIGONE
Director: Sophie Deraspe
Featuring: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Hakim Brahimi
Language: French subtitled in English
Runtime: 109 minutes
Bold, original and compelling, ANTIGONE has electrified audiences since it debuted at TIFF, where it was awarded the prize for Best Canadian Feature. Canada’s official submission for consideration in the foreign-language category at the Oscars and – most importantly, of course! – our opening-night selection, this fourth feature by Montreal’s Sophie Deraspe is a contemporary re-telling of the ancient Greek drama by Sophocles about a young woman who goes to extreme measures to protect her family in the wake of a tragedy. Putting a refugee family at the heart of the story is just one of the daring moves in Deraspe’s adaptation, which is fueled by Nahéma Ricci’s astonishing performance of the title character, a complex figure whose story may have very old roots but couldn’t be timelier.
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.