Original name: Saint Omer
English name: Saint Omer
Run time: 122 Minutes
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Director: Alice Diop
Producers: Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
Cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit
Screenplay: Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie NDiaye
Cinematographer: Claire Mathon
Editor: Amrita David
Sound Designer: Dana Farzanehpour, Josefina Rodriguez, Lucile Demarquet, Emmanuel Croset
Production Company: SRAB Films
World Sales: Wild Bunch
French screenwriter and director Alice Diop studied history and visual sociology at the Sorbonne. She began her career as a documentary filmmaker. Her short and medium length films selected and awarded prizes in several festivals, include Les Sénégalaises Et La Sénégauloise (2007), La Mort De Danton (2011), Towards Tenderness (2016) won with the César for Best Short Film in 2017. Her feature length documentary WE (2021) won the Best Documentary Award as well as Best Film in the Encounters section at the Berlinale in 2021. Saint Omer is her fiction feature film debut.
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 by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, the words of the accused and witness testimonies will shake Rama’s convictions and call into question our own judgement.