Saint Omer (2023)
The Regal Cinema’s World Cinema series presents the French film Saint Omer.
With Saint Omer, acclaimed filmmaker Alice Diop delivers a riveting and utterly unmissable courtroom drama.
The film follows novelist Rama who attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. As the legal proceedings move forward, the words of the accused along with witness testimonies begin to shake Rama’s convictions and call into question both her judgement and that of the viewer.
The film is based on the true story of Fabienne Kabou, a mother who, in 2013, abandoned her 15-month-old daughter on a beach in Berck-sur-Mer at high tide.
Saint Omer was France’s official selection for Best International Film at the Oscars (2023).
This film will be shown in French with English subtitles.
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