Antigone

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  109 min.
In theatres: December 6, 2019 - Toronto

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Cast: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers, Paul Doucet, Hakim Brahimi

Synopsis

Antigone (Nahéma Ricci), her siblings and her grandmother fled to Canada when Antigone was a child after her parents are murdered during a conflict in their home country of Algeria. Now 17, Antigone is a straight-A student in Montreal with a scholarship to attend a university of her choice.

Their lives are shattered when police wrongfully shoot her eldest brother, Étéocle (Hakim Brahimi) during the arrest of a small time drug dealer. Then they threaten to deport her other brother, Polynice (Rawad El-Zein), for his involvement in gang violence, Antigone comes up with a plan to break him out of prison before he's deported, but her actions set off a sequence of events that soon go beyond her control.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Quebec.

Director: Sophie Deraspe
Studio: Maison 4:3
Producer(s): Marc Daigle
Screenplay: Sophie Deraspe

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