language film: Deraspe said she sees the recognition not only as an endorsement of her craft, but also of the ideal the film espouses, according to CTV. Antigone is also a film about values. Telefilm Canada announced Friday that Canada is putting forward Antigone to vie for a nomination in Oscars' best international feature film category, which used to be known as best foreign language film. Values of sympathy, integrity, love, the Montreal filmmaker said by phone after Friday's announcement. A modern revisioning of Sophocles' Greek tragedy, the Montreal-set drama centres on Antigone, played by newcomer Nahema Ricci, a teenager caught in a clash between her moral code and Canada's justice system when tragedy strikes her immigrant family. I feel proud of... campaigning not only for film, for the art of filmmaking, but also those values. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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