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(2019) France. In French with English subtitles.
Director and Writer: Sophie Deraspe. From Sophocles’ play.
Starring:Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers
Genre: Drama, Social Justice
Inspired by the Sophocles Greek tragedy and by a real life police shooting in Montreal, this hard-hitting film is set among the refugee community there. Here the young woman who defies the law for a greater good is played by newcomer Nahema Ricci, who struggles against an impassive and monolithic legal system. She won the rising star award at the Toronto Film Festival, where this powerful drama stunned audiences with its visceral immediacy.
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