Saint Omer

122 min
FilmColumbia 2022
Tuesday, October 25
Crandell Theatre

Winner of two major awards at the Venice Film Festival, and featured in both Toronto and New York, Saint Omer is a stunning debut film from the noted French filmmaker Alice Diop. Based on the trial of a Senegalese mother who abandoned her infant daughter during a high tide on a beach in Northern France, the film imagines a writer attending the trial trying to understand how the mother could plead not guilty yet still admit she did it. France’s film entry to the Oscars.

directed by
Alice Diop
written by
Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie NDiaye, Zoé Galeron
France. Subtitles.
Amrita David, Marie NDiaye, Zoé Galeron