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October 18, 2019 | 17 H
Brought to the stage by Sophocles, Cocteau, Anouilh and Brecht and to the silver screen by Liliana Cavani, the myth of Antigone reaches across the millennia to inspire today’s artists. For her fifth feature, the multitalented Sophie Deraspe deftly transposes the story to the present day without sacrificing an iota of its original power. Teenaged Antigone, brilliant and singular, grew up in a tightly knit immigrant family united in love by their turbulent past. When her brother is jailed after an altercation that smells strongly of racial profiling, she decides to help him escape and take his place. Her resolution will serve as a beacon as the flaws in the justice of men are pitted against the righteousness of a pure heart.
Q&A with the cast and crew on October 14th and 18th