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Nour Belkhiria wins Canadian Screen Award for best supporting actress

Tunisian-Canadian actress Nour Belkhiria was named Best Supporting Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards. She won the award for her role as Ismène Hipponome in the film Antigone by Quebec writer, director and cinematographer Sophie Deraspe.

Antigone is an adaptation of Sophocles’ ancient play of the same name. The film tells the story of a young immigrant girl who tries to break her brother out of prison. The film won five awards, for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing.

The Canadian Screen Awards are film and television awards presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television since 2013 to recognize excellence in Canadian productions and personalities in film, television and digital media.

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