Antigone, the avenging teenager, pits her loyalty and sense of sacrifice against the laws of men. Nahéma Ricci lights up the screen in the title role of this age-old epic that, transposed to present-day Montréal by director Sophie Deraspe, loses nothing of its impact.
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...
| 110 minutes | 2018
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