ANTIGONE, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Take Home Major Prizes at the Toronto International Film Festival

Sophie Deraspe and Matthew Rankin Honoured for Best Canadian Film and Best First Feature

Maison 4:3 is proud to announce that the TIFF Canadian Features Jury has selected Sophie Deraspe’s ANTIGONE for the Canada Goose Award for Best Feature Film and Matthew Rankin’s THE TWENTIETH CENTURY for the City of Toronto Canadian First Feature Film Award. Both films, distributed in Canada by Maison 4:3, will be released in theatres later this year.

“All of us at Maison 4:3 are thrilled for Sophie and Matthew and for all the people responsible for bringing these wonderful films to the screen,” said Chantale Pagé, Founder and General Manager of Maison 4:3. “The awards are a testament to their talent and hard work.”

ANTIGONE stars TIFF Rising Star Nahéma Ricci, Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, and Antoine Desrochers. It was produced by Marc Daigle.

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY stars Daniel Bierne, Sarianne Cormier, TIFF Rising Star MikhaÏl Ahooja, and Catherine St-Laurent. It was produced by Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette and Ménaïc Raoul for Voyelles Films.

The Twentieth Century



ANTIGONE Synopsis
By helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone confronts the authorities; the police, the judicial and penal system as well as the father of her friend Haemon. The brilliant teenage girl, on a spotless path so far, feels the noose tighten around her. But to no man’s law, she substitutes her own sense of justice, dictated by love and loyalty.

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Synopsis
Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But he hesitates in love between a British soldier and a French-Canadian nurse, King furtively indulges a fetishistic obsession that may well be his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General and the utopian idealism of a Québécois mystic before facing the final test of leadership. Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the only way to survive the 20th century.

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