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 gut-punching emotional 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

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