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.
‘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
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Friday 8th December)
Saturday 9th December
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!