Inspired by the Greek tragedy of the same title, multi-award-winning filmmaker Sophie Deraspe centers her adaptation around a brilliant teenage girl who chooses to live by her own standards of justice, love and loyalty rather than society’s.
It was visual arts and literature that led Sophie Deraspe to a career in cinema. As director of photography and/or film director, she made several forays into documentary before directing her first narrative feature film, Rechercher Victor Pellerin (2006), which plays with the codes of reality. Benefiting from strong reviews and multiple screenings around the world, Sophie’s work continued with the production, in 2009, of a second feature film, Les signes vitaux, equally imbued with realism. Since her nomination at the Tiger Awards in Rotterdam, Les signes vitaux has won 15 awards at some 30 international festivals. In Québec, the movie was a finalist for the Best Film Jutra Award. In 2015, Sophie released the narrative feature Les Loups, winner of the FIPRESCI international Critics’ Award in Turin, as well as a first feature documentary, Le profil Amina, (U.S. title : The Amina Profile/A Gay Girl in Damascus) in the official competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Antigone is her fifth feature film.