Saint Omer

Rama, a literature professor and novelist, travels from Paris to Saint-Omer to observe the trial of Laurence Coly and write about the case. Coly is a student and Senegalese immigrant accused of leaving her 15-month-old daughter on a beach to be swept away by the tide in Berck. Rama, who is four-months pregnant and, like Coly, is in a mixed-race relationship and has a complex relationship with her own Senegalese immigrant mother, feels a personal connection to Coly. She plans to write a modern day retelling of the Greek Medea myth about the case. As she learns more about Coly's life and the isolation Coly experienced from her family and society while living in France, Rama becomes increasingly anxious about her own life and pregnancy.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Directed By:Alice Diop
Written By:Amrita David, Alice Diop, Zoé Galeron, Marie N'Diaye
Cast:Xavier Maly, Aurélia Petit, Valérie Dréville, Louise Lemoine, Alain Payen, Robert Cantarella, Charlotte Clamens, Guslagie Malanga, Thomas De Pourquery, Seyna Kane, Mariam Diop, Adama Diallo Tamba, Dado Diop, Roald Iamonte, Coumba-Mar Thiam, Binta Thiam, Salimata Kamate, Kayije Kagame
In Theaters:Jan 13, 2023
Runtime:2 hours 2 minutes
Production:Srab Films, Arte France Cinéma, Pictanovo
Box Office:$145,128
Available On:Vudu
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