Saint Omer12A

Directed by Alice Diop | France | 2022 | 2h 3m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit, Xavier Maly

Rama, a young literature professor and novelist, travels to northern France to observe the trial of a Senegalese migrant accused of killing her own daughter. As she listens to the various testimonies, Rama’s own perspective – as an artist, a mother-to-be, and a Black woman living in France – also falls into a question. A gripping and gut-punching courtroom drama directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Alice Diop (Nous) and co-written by acclaimed author Marie NDiaye. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Venice Film Festival.

Reviews

‘This is a rich text, bracing for the minutiae it includes and for what it excises. Its power comes from a director who knows exactly what story they want to tell and how to tell it well.’
★★★★★
Murtada Elfadi, The AV Club

‘The powerhouse denouement is a staggering insight into how colonial legacies continues to affect lives today.’
★★★★
Kaleem Aftab, Time Out

Book tickets

Saturday 18 February

3.00pmBook tickets
Monday 20 February

8.45pmBook tickets
Wednesday 22 February

6.15pmBook tickets
Thursday 23 February

8.45pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Wednesday 8th February)

15:15

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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18:30

Pariah 15
1h 26m
Part of LGBTQ History Month, Oxford Pride presents a one-off screening of Dee Rees' trailblazing coming-of-age drama about a Brooklyn teenager juggling conflicting identities in a search for sexual expression.

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20:30

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)

12:30

Empire of Light 15
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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15:00

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

Book here

17:30

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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20:45

More Than Ever 15
2h 3m | French & Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage) and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a couple whose deep bond is put to the test after an unexpected life-changing diagnosis.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!