A young novelist attends the trial of 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. In SAINT OMER, Alice Diop, confronts the unimaginable, placing us as close as possible to the accused in order to examine the mystery of her actions with great sensitivity and intelligence.

“Saint Omer” will be shown by the festival as a “Special German Premiere” in cooperation with the French Film Week Berlin and the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022 – in the presence of actress Guslagie Malanda


+++ German Premiere (in cooperation with the French Film Week / Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V) +++

OT: Saint Omer
Director: Alice Diop
Screenplay: Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie NDiaye
Country: France 2022
Production: Srab Films (Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral), Arte France, Pictanovo Hauts-de-France
Cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit
Length: 123 min.
Language: French OV / English Subtitles
Distribution Germany: Grandfilm
Festivals: Venice, Toronto, New York, Busan, Hamptons, London, Viennale, Stockholm, Seville etc.
Awards: Venice Best Debut and Grand Jury Prize and Edipo Re Prize, Seville Best Film

European Film Awards 2022: Nomination “European Director”, Alice Diop

Official Foreign Oscar Candidate 2023 from France.