Antigone est arrivée à Montréal en bas âge, alors que sa famille fuyait la violence de son pays d'origine. En grandissant, elle est devenue une élève modèle, qui vient tout juste de remporter une bourse. Hémon la courtise et l'avenir s'ouvre grand devant elle. Lorsque les policiers abattent un de ses frères et arrêtent l'autre, c'est trop pour l'adolescente, qui parvient à faire libérer de prison son frangin en changeant de place avec lui. Devant la justice des Hommes, elle répond avec celle de son coeur. Son procès cogne à la porte, entraînant un soudain élan de sympathie et de solidarité.
Brought to the stage by Sophocles, Cocteau, Anouilh and Brecht and to the silver screen by Liliana Cavani, the myth of Antigone reaches across the millennia to inspire today’s artists. For her fifth feature, the multitalented Sophie Deraspe deftly transposes the story to the present day without sacrificing an iota of its original power. Teenaged Antigone, brilliant and singular, grew up in a tightly knit immigrant family united in love by their turbulent past. When her brother is jailed after an altercation that smells strongly of racial profiling, she decides to help him escape and take his place. Her resolution will serve as a beacon as the flaws in the justice of men are pitted against the righteousness of a pure heart.
With rampant narcissism threatening to trash civilization as we know it, the time has come for Assholes: A Theory, an entertaining and oh-so-timely new doc from acclaimed director John Walker. Built around a lively conversation with Aaron James, author of the New York Times bestseller of the same name, this Hot Docs 2019 favourite investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary “asshole culture,” from Ivy League frat clubs and Silicon Valley to Wall Street and beyond. Why do assholes thrive in certain environments? What explains their perverse appeal and success?
Based on a true story, BROTHERHOOD 1926 recounts the tale of 11 teenage boys who lost their lives in a sudden summer storm on Balsam Lake in July 1926. One summer, a band of youth arrive at Long Point Camp on Balsam Lake for the adventure of their lives. In the afternoon of July 20, 13 of the boys and two directors (both First World War veterans) set out in a 30-foot war canoe to gather supplies in Coboconk. When their canoe capsizes in a freak summer storm, their holiday descends into a soul-shuddering fight for survival and tests their brotherhood.
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.
Desperate after an 8-game losing streak, even a sexist Glasgow school soccer team coach accepts Dee Hepburn, a hotshot female player and although demoted to goalie, teenage knucklehead John Gordon Sinclair falls hard. Prodded by the advice of smart-mouthed 10-year-old sister Allison Forster, he does make his move, but there’s behind the scenes feminine conspiracies en route.
Rfor strong sexual content/graphic nudity and some drug use.
Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other. A tropical melodrama from the director of Madame Satã.
Mikuan et Shaniss sont deux adolescentes inséparables qui ont grandi dans des milieux différents d'une communauté innue près de Sept-Îles. À l'aube de leurs 17 ans, leur amitié sera mise à rude épreuve. Mikuan s'amourache d'un Blanc, rêvant de sortir de la réserve devenue trop étroite pour découvrir le monde et étudier à Québec. De son côté, Shaniss se plaît sur son territoire, élevant son enfant en compagnie d'un conjoint irresponsable. Malgré les hauts et les bas du quotidien, elles tenteront de demeurer unies, ce qui ne sera pas toujours évident.
Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they're about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that's now too small for her dreams.
Rfor language, some violence and sexual content.
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family's house everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City's Evangelical Christian community, Pablo's announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city's gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost.