ACPAV, Maison 4:3 and Wazabi Films are
pleased to announce that Sophie Deraspe’s film Antigone has been selected as Canada’s entry
in the race to be nominated in the Academy Awards
best-international-feature-film category. In 2019, sixty countries had been
invited by the Oscar academy to submit films for consideration.
Next December a short list of nine
titles will be announced and the five nominees will be selected among those
films by the proper Academy commitees.
Antigone had its World Premiere at TIFF and received the Canada Goose Award for best Canadian feature film. The International Premiere will be held at Busan international Film Festival (October 3- 12) whereas its Quebec Premiere will take place during Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema (October 9 – 20).
is written and directed by Sophie
Deraspe who is also the DOP. The lead character is played by Nah ma Ricci
alongside Nour Belkhiria, Rachida Oussaada, Antoine Desrochers, Rawad El-Zein,
Paul Doucet, Hakim Brahimi, Jean-S bastien Courchesne and Benoit Gouin.
contemporary adaptation of Sophocle’s
tragedy is produced by Marc Daigle with associate producer Isabelle Couture. A
Corporation ACPAV inc. production with the financial participation of
T l film Canada, SODEC, Harold Greenberg Fund the film is produced in
collaboration with Maison 4:3, Fonds Qu becor, provincial and federal Tax
credit programme s, with the participation of Super cran, Radio-Canada and
difuze. Maison 4:3 is the film distributor. WaZabi Films is handling the
film will be theatrically released in Quebec on November 8th.