Loosely adapted from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, the award-winning Antigone delivers a subtle but scathing indictment of the current refugee experience in North America. An Algerian-born teenager living in Montreal with her tight-knit immigrant family finds her world shattered when her brother faces deportation after being arrested. Jeopardizing her promising future, she invents a fearless, dangerous plan to free him. Featuring a stunning performance by Nahéma Ricci in the lead role. (Adult Content: sexual situations, violence, drug use)
Official Selection–Toronto International Film Festival
Winner–Best Film, Best Actress - Canadian Screen Awards
“Canada's Oscar submission is an intelligent, moving reworking of Sophocles' tragedy, electrified by a breakout turn from star Nahéma Ricci.” –Jessica Kiang, Variety
Available for viewing November 12-22 in the United States only.
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