November

Antigone

Sophie Deraspe

Antigone and her siblings fled from Algeria to Canada when they were small. When one day Antigone’s older brother is unjustly killed by the police, and her other brother faces deportation, she concocts a dangerous plan to save the family. Compassionate drama about sacrifice, justice and the immigrant experience.

After her parents were killed in Algeria when she was just 3 years old, Antigone found refuge in Montreal, together with her sister Ismène, her brothers Polynice and Étéocle and their grandmother. Now a teenager, Antigone witnesses Polynice fall into a life of crime. And when the police break up a street game of dice, Étéocle is shot dead when he protests his brother’s arrest. Polynice is taken into custody and faces deportation for assaulting an officer.

Antigone (beautifully played by newcomer Nahéma Ricci), thinks she can save Polynice with a bizarre plan to sacrifice herself. But the police will not play ball, and Antigone and her family find out that the wheels of justice turn differently for immigrants. Loosely based on Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, about a woman who defies the law out of loyalty to her family.

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Credits

Director
Sophie Deraspe
Type
Fiction
Country
Canada
Year
2019
Spoken Language
French
*Theatres with English subtitles

Theatres, dates and times (updated when more dates are announced)

Alkmaar
Tue 9 Nov at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 8 Nov at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw*
Amsterdam
Wed 10 Nov at 19:30 in Kriterion*
Apeldoorn
Tue 9 Nov at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 24 Nov at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater*
Den Haag
in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Delft
Thu 18 Nov at 19:30 in Lumen
Deventer
Mon 22 Nov at 20:20 in MIMIK
Enschede
Mon 15 Nov at 19:30 in Concordia
Groningen
Tue 9 Nov at 20:30 in Vera Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 9 Nov at 20:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
in Kijkhuis*
Maastricht
Mon 8 Nov at 19:30 in Lumière*
Middelburg
Tue 2 Nov at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Nijmegen
Wed 24 Nov at 19:30 in LUX
Utrecht
Mon 8 Nov in Louis Hartlooper Complex
Wageningen
Tue 23 Nov at 19:00 in Movie W*
Zevenaar
in Filmhuis Zevenaar