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London – Ciné Lumière

November 13, 2022 @ 11:15

At Saint-Omer court of law, young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter.

Acclaimed at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion, the Best Debut Film Award (Luigi De Laurentiis Award) and the Edipo Re Award, documentarian Alice Diop’s stunning narrative debut Saint Omer is France’s entry at the 2023 Academy Awards (the Oscars). A young novelist confronts personal trauma as she observes the trial of a woman accused of killing her 15-month old daughter. Loosely inspired by a real court case where a mother abandoned her baby to the rising tides on a beach, Saint Omer is a finely observed drama which probes the unspeakable with elegance.

"A haunting (and haunted) film that exists both on the screen and, in another sense, inside one’s mind." - The Daily Beast
Director: Alice Diop | 2022 | 122 mins | France | Int Sales: Les Films du Losange
Cast: Kajiye Kagame, Guslagie Malanda
Awards: Winner of Venice Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize 2022
Screened with English subtitles
Classification: N/C 15+
Saint Omer


November 13, 2022
11:15 - 13:15
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London – Ciné Lumière
17 Queensberry Pl, South Kensington
London,SW7 2DTUnited Kingdom
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