209 West Houston St. west of 6th Ave.
New York, US 10014
In Theaters January 13, 2023
Director Alice Diop and Actress Guslagie Malanda will be in attendance at Film Forum for the opening of France’s Oscar entry, Saint Omer!
Directed by Alice Diop
2022 | France | French with English subtitles | 118 minutes
Q&A with Director Alice Diop and Actress Guslagie Malanda on
Thursday, January 12 (SNEAK PREVIEW!)
Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14
Shortlisted for the 2023 Academy Award® for International Feature Film.
When asked why she killed her infant daughter, the accused, a young Senegalese-French woman – a PhD student writing on Wittgenstein – answers, “I don’t know. I hope this trial can help me understand.” What would compel such a shocking act, and why would an accomplished writer obsessively attend the woman’s trial? The complex mysteries at the heart of this absorbing, wholly original take on both the courtroom drama and the African immigrant experience, unfold like a Russian nesting doll of gazes and projections. Is the accused a liar, a victim, a sorceress, or all of the above? In her first narrative feature, Senegalese-French documentarian Alice Diop uses her sharp eye for political realism to craft a captivating portrait of motherhood amid cultural isolation.
A SUPER release.