Antigone is a quiet, scholarship-winning Lebanese teenage girl, one of four siblings who immigrated to Montreal with their grandmother a decade earlier. When her older brother is killed by the police, and her surviving brother is imprisoned for assaulting the officer responsible, Antigone finds the courage and grit to fight against society, the police and the penal system, finding emotional support and love in unexpected quarters. Even when a swell of positive public opinion centres on the family’s circumstances, Antigone must ultimately live by her own code.
Awards - Toronto IFF (Best Canadian Feature Film), Palm Springs IFF (Special Mention for Best International Screenplay)
Nominations - Los Cabos IFF (Los Cabos Award), Palm Springs IFF (FIPRESCI Prize), Toronto Film Critics Association Awards (Rogers Award)