30.09. - 09.10.2021

Antigone Canada 2019 | 109 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Sophie Deraspe

SOPHIE DERASPE (*1973) has already been to FILMFEST HAMBURG twice: with "Missing Victor Pellerin" (2006), and "Les Loups" (2014). "Antigone" was awarded Best Canadian Film at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival and in 2020 was Canada’s official entry for the foreign language Oscar.

rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A young migrant woman’s fight against an inhuman immigration system: a provocative adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy with an outstanding performance from the main actor. After her parents are murdered, Antigone flees from Algeria to Montreal and lives with her siblings and grandmother in a tiny flat. While the 16-year old girl achieves excellent grades at school, her brothers get caught up in criminal activities. When he is arrested and threatened with deportation, Antigone takes a radical decision to save her family – at the same time putting her own future in jeopardy.

Supported by:
Original title: Antigone
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Kabyle/French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Sophie Deraspe
Screenplay: Sophie Deraspe
Cast: Nahéma Ricci, Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, Rachida Oussaada, Antoine Desrochers, Paul Doucet
Producer: Marc Daigle
Director of Photography: Sophie Deraspe
Music: Jean Massicotte, Jad Chami
Production Design: Yola van Leeuwenkamp
Editor: Geoffrey Boulangé, Sophie Deraspe
Sound: Frédéric Cloutier
Costume design: Caroline Bodson
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: WaZabi Films
Production: Corporation ACPAV inc.
Contact: Ruby Rondina, WaZabi Films:


Filmfest Hamburg gGmbH | Mönckebergstraße 18 | D-20095 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 399 19 00 0 | Fax. +49 40 399 19 00 10