Antigone, a brilliant young immigrant from Algeria, lives in Montreal with her grandmother, her sister Ismene and her two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices. But one afternoon, her world is turned upside down. During a scuffle in a park, Eteocles is accidentally shot by a police officer. By interfering, Polynices is accused of assaulting a policeman, imprisoned and threatened with deportation. Despite Ismene’s reluctance, Antigone sets in motion a daring plan to free Polynices and confronts authority: the police, the justice system, the penal system and the father of her boyfriend Hémon, an influential politician. Despite the punishment she faces, Antigone remains true to her own sense of justice and wins the support of a youth that expresses itself through social networks and colorful demonstrations. To a future that is being bargained away, Antigone returns love and loyalty to her family.


Sophie Deraspe


Nahéma Ricci
Nour Belkhiria
Rawad El-Zein
Rachida Oussaada
Antoine Desrochers
Paul Doucet


Marc Daigle – ACPAV

Official selection

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2019
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada, 2019
Rome Film Festival, Italy, 2019
Los Cabos International Film Festival, Mexico, 2019
Black Nights Film Festival – Just Film, Estonia, 2019
International Film Festival of India, Goa, India, 2019
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2020
International Film Festival of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2020
Santa Barbara Film Festival, USA, 2020
Goteborg Film Festival, Sweeden, 2020
Canada’s Official Selection for the Oscars, 2020

2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Winner – Best Canadian Feature Film

2019 Whistler Film Festival, Canada

Winner – Borsos Award, Best Canadian Feature
Winner – Borsos Award, Best Director
Winner – Borsos Award, Best Screenplay
Winner – Borsos Award – Best Performance – Nahéma Ricci
Winner – AWFJ EDA Best Female-Directed Narrative Feature
Winner – Audience Choice Award for best Canadian film

2019 Toronto Film Critics Association

Nomination – Rogers Awards, Best Canadian Feature Film

2020 Canadian Screen Awards

Winner – Best Motion Picture
Winner – Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role
Winner – Best Performance By An Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner – Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner – Best Direction
Winner – Best Achievement in Editing
Winner – Best Achievement in Sound


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