Call

×

This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theater.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.

Venue

Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

Directions

Tuesday February 4 2020 at 8:30 PM

× Dir. Sophie Deraspe, 2019, Quebec, 109 MIN FICTION

Canada's Oscar submission for the Best International Film is a brilliant contemporary retelling of the classic Greek tragedy of Sophocles as the journey of a young woman who defies the authorities and the criminal justice system to protect her family. Following the murder of their parents, Antigone, her sister, her brothers, and their grandmother find refuge in Montreal. After a clash with the police leaves one brother dead, and the other incarcerated and facing deportation to Algeria, where their parents were murdered, Antigone orchestrates her brother’s escape from prison and struggles to keep her family together as their citizenship is threatened and her sentence is deliberated.

In French with English subtitles Selected one of the TIFF Top Ten Canadian films of 2019 Recommended 16+ - some nudity and sexuality

Le candidat canadien à l'Oscar pour le meilleur film international est une adaptation moderne et brillante de la tragédie antique de Sophocle. Le film suit le parcours d'une jeune femme qui défie les autorités et le système judiciaire pour protéger sa famille. Après le meurtre de ses parents en Algérie, Antigone, sa soeur, ses frères et leur grand-mère trouvent refuge à Montréal. Son frère meurt suite à une altercation avec la police, et les autres membres de sa famille sont incarcérés et menacés d'être déportés en Algérie. Antigone organise l'évasion de son frère et lutte pour sauver sa famille, quitte à mettre son futur en danger. L'un des dix meilleurs films canadiens de 2019 selon le TIFF Recommandé 16+ nudité et sexualité