Director Sophie Deraspe may enjoy another honor thanks to his drama “Antigone”. The film, which had been chosen to represent Canada in the most recent Oscar race, is the winner of the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois 2020.
The many students of 45 cégeps in the province who have placed an electronic voting have preferred the feature film “The wife of my brother” by Monia Chokri, “Matthias set Maxim,” shot by Xavier Dolan, “Sympathy for the devil” directed by Guillaume de Fontenay and “Kuessipan”, a work of Myriam Verreault.
They have described “Antigone” as “a film that has a thirst for justice, who represents a moral dilemma is tearing, which stands out by the play of the actors, and by an adaptation to moving and present a classic text, one can read in a press release.
The feature film starring Nahéma Ricci in the title role, in addition to Nour Belkhiria, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine Desrochers, Rachida Oussaada and Paul Doucet.
Sophie Deraspe and her “Antigone” of succeeding, therefore, to Alexandre Franchi and his “Happy Face: the tyranny of beauty” that were awarded last year. The filmmaker is the first woman to receive such an award since 2012, is the first complete edition of the Price college of quebec cinema.