Spotlight on our cinema
QUéBEC, Canada | 110 minutes | 2018
Brought to the stage by Sophocles, Cocteau, Anouilh and Brecht and to the silver screen by Liliana Cavani, the myth of Antigone reaches across the millennia to inspire today’s artists. For her fifth feature, the multitalented Sophie Deraspe deftly transposes the story to the present day without sacrificing an iota of its original power. Teenaged Antigone, brilliant and singular, grew up in a tightly knit immigrant family united in love by their turbulent past. When her brother is jailed after an altercation that smells strongly of racial profiling, she decides to help him escape and take his place. Her resolution will serve as a beacon as the flaws in the justice of men are pitted against the righteousness of a pure heart.Q&A with the cast and crew on October 14thIn collaboration with Réalisatrices équitables and Cinécole"The film is an incisive critique of the power imbalance between citizens and immigrants and the hypocrisy of an unjust justice system. It jolts the viewer out of complacency." NOW Magazine
Best Canadian Feature Film Award - Toronto Film Festival
Canada's entry to the Academy Award for best international feature film
His monumental sculptures, often constructed as public performance, paved the way for contemporary art in Quebec. Born in 1929, Armand Vaillancourt is a...
QUéBEC, CANADA | 80 minutes | 2019
A Prairie no-man’s-land or an incubator of unbridled creativity? Winnipeg remains an enigma — and the second feature from Ryan McKenna (Le Cœur de...
QUéBEC, CANADA | 94 minutes | 2019
In a province not so distant from ours, now controlled by a far-right government, the borders are closed and immigrants, now under threat, are desperate to...
QUéBEC, CANADA | 112 minutes | 2019
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