|The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is pleased to announce that the documentary film We Are Not Princesses by the American and Syrian filmmakers Bridgette Auger and Itab Azzam will open its 38th edition, which will take place from March 17 to 29 in Montreal and March 20 to 29 in Quebec City.The film gained international attention after being chosen as an official selection in some of the world’s largest film festivals such as Doc NYC, the Boston Film Festival, SF DocFest and the Buenos Aires Film Festival. We Are Not Princesses follows the story of Syrian women in a refugee camp in Beirut as they put on a production of Sophocles’ play Antigone.|
|“The directing is beautiful and makes for an outstanding film. It sheds light on the lives of these Syrian refugees who draw courage and strength from Sophocles’ tragedy, a work that echoes their own stories,”Philippe U. del Drago, Executive Director of FIFA|
While living in a Beirut refugee camp, four Syrian women plunge into Sophocles’ legendary play, Antigone. This documentary, making its Quebec premier, is a colourful and moving account of the women’s journey: with courage, integrity and inspiration, they reflect on the course of their lives and rediscover forgotten joys. This finely wrought film, intertwined with dreamlike and poetic animations, highlights the bravery of four women in the face of displacement.
|Quebec Premiere | Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 PM | Cinéma Impérial | Arabic version. English subtitles | Purchase your ticket
The full program for FIFA’s 38th edition will be unveiled on February 18, 2020.