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by Alice Diop


Saint-Omer court of law. 30-year-old novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman who stands accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter after abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. Rama is planning to fashion a contemporary retelling of the myth of Medea from the case. But as the trial continues, nothing goes as she had expected, and the 4 months pregnant author will have to question the truth of her own experience of maternity.

original title: Saint Omer
country: France
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Alice Diop
film run: 122'
release date: FR 23/11/2022
screenplay: Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie Ndiaye
cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit, Xavier Maly, Robert Cantarella, Salimata Kamaté, Thomas De Pourquery
cinematography by: Claire Mathon
film editing: Faruk Yusuf Akayran, Amrita David
art director: Anna Le Mouël
costumes designer: Annie Melza Tiburce
producer: Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
production: SRAB Films, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)
distributor: Les Films du Losange

Photogallery 07/09/2022: Venice 2022 - Saint-Omer

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Alice Diop, Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit
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