SAINT-OMER

ALICE DIOP

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FICTION, DRAMA - Postproduction 

FRENCH RELEASE - 2022

SYNOPSIS

Rama, a young novelist in her thirties, attends the trial of Laurence Coly at the Saint-Omer court. She is accused of having killed her fifteen-month-old daughter by abandoning her on a beach in the north of France during the rising tide. 

Rama wanted to write a contemporary adaptation of the ancient myth of Medea about this infanticide story. But during the five days of the trial, nothing goes as planned. 

In an unexpected way, it is finally her own relationship to motherhood that the closed-door trial will question.

COPRODUCTION

Srab Films

Arte France Cinéma

DISTRIBUTION
Diaphana

INTERNATIONAL SALES

Wild Bunch

BROADCASTERS

Canal+

Ciné+

Arte France

PARTNERS

Cofinova 18

Indéfilms 10

Région Ile-de-France

Région Pictanovo

CNC

DIRECTION

Alice Diop

SCRIPT

Alice Diop

Amrita David

Marie Ndiaye

CAST

Kayije Kagame