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Saint Omer opens in the US with Alice Diop in attendance!

Director Alice Diop and Actress Guslagie Malanda will be in attendance for the opening of France’s Oscar entry, Saint Omer at Film Forum and Film at Lincoln Center! In Theaters on January 13, 2023

Directed by Alice Diop

2022 | France | French with English subtitles | 118 minutes

Oscar Shortlisted for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards
Venice Film Festival Winner – Silver Lion, Best Debut Film
Prix Jean Vigo Winner
Best International Film Nominee – Film Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards

Top 10 Film of 2022 – Film CommentSight and Sound, Richard Brody, Dana Stevens, Vulture, Variety

Rama (Kayije Kagame), a successful journalist and author living in Paris, has come to Saint Omer, a town in the north of France, to attend the trial of a young Senegalese woman, Laurence Coly (Guslagie Malanda), who allegedly murdered her baby daughter. Although she admits to killing the child, she cannot or will not provide motivation, claiming it was a kind of sorcery out of her control. Rama’s plan to write about Laurence in a book inspired by the Medea myth increasingly unravels as she becomes overwhelmed by the case and reckons with memories of her immigrant mother as well as her own impending motherhood. In her consummate fiction feature debut, Alice Diop (We) constructs an arresting yet highly sensitive, superbly acted film of constantly revealing layers. Saint Omer is at once a tense courtroom drama, a work of abstracted psychological portraiture, an inquiry into human agency, and a provocative examination of the limits of myth and cross-cultural knowledge. 

SUPER release.



Q&A with Director Alice Diop and Actress Guslagie Malanda on 

Thursday, January 12 (SNEAK PREVIEW!)

Friday, January 13

Saturday, January 14 

Tickets here 

Film Forum 
209 West Houston St. west of 6th Ave. 
New York, US 10014



Q&As with Alice Diop and Guslagie Malanda on

Friday, January 13 at 6:15pm

Saturday, January 14 at 3:30pm

Tickets here 

Film at Lincoln Center 
70 Lincoln Center Plaza #4 
New York, US 10023



80000 W Sunset Blvd,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Tickets here

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