Writer-director Sophie Deraspe’s incisive liberal adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles is the daring story of one young woman’s commitment to her family, even if it means sacrificing herself.
Newcomer Nahéma Ricci gives a stunning, luminous performance as Antigone, an Algerian-born teenager living in Montreal with her immigrant family. Her world is shaken when her oldest brother is wrongfully gunned down by police during the arrest of her other brother who, if convicted, faces deportation. She invents a fearless, dangerous plan to free him, but can it succeed?
As Antigone’s predicament intensifies and the consequences of her actions spiral out of control, the film deftly incorporates urgent and explosive contemporary questions of immigration and belonging, social media and identity, and the power of idealism.
A filmmaker of Armenian origin revisits his family roots in a Turkish village. Director and actor Serge Avédikian has traveled to Sölöz, the village of his grandparents located 170 km south of Istanbul four times in three decades. This documentary shot during his successive trips between 1987 and 2019, chronicles this experience and highlights the themes of identity, historic truth and reconciliation. French, Turkish, and Armenian with English subtitles.
Forty-year-old Redwan feels rejected just because he looks like "he is not from here". To ease his daily existential pain, he periodically kidnaps someone, who may have shown a sign of contempt towards him, to ruin their evening. Claire, a woman in her thirties, is Redwan's next victim. During the course of the evening, she tries to convince Redwan it is his own imagination that is to blame for his situation. French with English subtitles.