U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Alice Diop
Cast: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville
Duration: 122 mins
★★★★★ – CineVue
★★★★ – Flickering Myth
The first narrative feature from French director Alice Diop takes shape in the guise of a slow-burn courtroom drama, trialling a complex case of apparent infanticide.
Rama, a writer and literature professor travels to Saint Omer to witness the trial for research for her new book - a Medea-inspired portrayal of the case.
Deeply humanistic and veering away from the sensationalism that could easily go with the story, gentle interpretations of each character make for a thoughtful exploration of motherhood and forgotten women.
French with English subtitles