Wed, 10 May|
Saint Omer (Maroochydore Exclusive screening)
Saint Omer is a largely court room drama based on the true story of a young woman in France who abandoned her young child near that town and her trial which raised more questions than answers as to why? Director Alice Diop was fascinated by the story has reproduced it here brilliantly.
Time & Location
10 May, 7:00 pm – 9:10 pm
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza Sunseeker Parade, 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558, Australia
About the Event
Saint Omer film trailer Click HERE
Deservedly selected to represent France at the 2023 Academy Award® Saint Omer is of the most buzzed-about films of the 2022/23 awards season. It's a drama depicts the gripping story of a young novelist who is forced to confront her own complex family history as she attends a notorious murder trial. It's
the extraordinary narrative debut feature by acclaimed documentarian Alice Diop It depicts the gripping story of a young novelist who is forced to confront her own complex family history as she attends a notorious murder trial.
Northeastern France, 2016. Rama (Kayije Kagame), a successful Parisian journalist and author, has travelled to the coastal town of Saint-Omer to document the trial of Laurence Coly (Guslagie Malanda), a well-educated young Senegalese Frenchwoman who is accused of abandoning her 15-month-old daughter on a beach at high tide. At work on a modern-day adaptation of Medea, Rama plans to incorporate Laurence’s story into her new novel, but the case affects her in unexpected ways and she soon begins to unravel over complex childhood memories and increasing uncertainty over her own impending motherhood...
Inspired by true events, and Directed by Alice Diop Saint Omer is an arresting and profound film of constantly shifting layers; at once a tense courtroom drama, an inquiry into female agency, and a provocative examination of myth.
For people who want their French films to have balast, meaning and depth, Saint Omer is a must-see.
"Breathtaking." Awards Daily "Extraordinary" Variety Magazine " Powerful." Screen Daily
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2023 ACADEMY AWARDS – Best International Feature (France) WINNER - 2023 CÉSAR AWARDS - Best Debut Feature WINNER - 2022 PRIX LOUIS-DELLUC - Best French Film of the Year WINNER - 2022 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Grand Jury Prize 2022 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS - Nominee - Best Director 2022 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS - Nominee - Best International Film WINNER - 2023 PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL - FIPRESCI Prize (Best Picture) WINNER - 2022 CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Best Screenplay WINNER - 2022 PRIX JEAN VIGO WINNER - 2022 SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL - Best Film WINNER - 2022 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - Best Film OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2023 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2022 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2022 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2022 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (In Competition)
Saint Omer$16.50+$0.41 service fee