MoMA, Film Center
MoMA 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan
MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2
New York, US 10019
June 22 - 28, 2022
MoMA presents a week-long run of Alice Diop’s most recent feature, Nous (We), as well as a Q&A with the filmmaker on Wednesday, June 22!
In this nuanced, engaging documentary, Diop creates a kaleidoscopic portrait of people from largely Black and immigrant communities in the Parisian suburbs, their lives and work connected by the RER B commuter train that cuts through the city. Her subjects include a migrant from Mali working as a mechanic; her own sister, a community care worker making house calls to the elderly; the writer Pierre Bergounioux, expounding on centuries of French history and inequity; and, an energetic variety of young people enjoying coveted leisure time in their own corners of the banlieues. Appearing on screen—and thus making herself part of the “we” of the title—Diop says that her filmmaking aims to “conserve the existence of ordinary lives.” Her film is not just a work of conservation, but also one of intellectual rigor and of love.
Best Film winner in the adventureous Encounters section of the Berlinale and a highlight of the 2021 New Directors/New Films festival.
Find more information here!
The film will also be available on MUBI June 29 here!