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Saint Omer, Alice Diop’s masterpiece available from September 27 exclusively on Rarovideo channel

20 September 2023

Saint Omer, the acclaimed and award-winning debut film by Alice Diop, arrives on Rarovideo Channel, starting Wednesday, September 27. Saint Omer is freely based on a real story that shocked French public opinion, the film triumphed at the 79th Venice Film Festival, winning the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize and the Lion of the Future – Venice Film Prize premiere Luigi De Laurentiis – Best Screenplay at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Film at the Gent International Film Festival, Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Sevilla International Film Festival and Best Film at the Geneva International Film Festival.

Saint Omer will be the first title of the brand new Exclusive section of Rarovideo Channel, which will include a series of exceptional films chosen from the most awarded titles in all the most important national and international festivals in the last two years. Coming in the next weeks also the very first title that will inaugurate the Original section. Rarovideo Channel, with its experimental, underground and rare film titles, is available only on The Film Club ( and Prime Video.

Rarovideo is the publishing division of Minerva Pictures, founded by Gianluca and Stefano Curti in December 1999, dedicated to the distribution of moving images of high and recognized artistic value, according to an interdisciplinary approach that combines product quality and editorial care. The brand, active in the domestic home video market since 1999 and landed in the USA in 2011 under the direction of Stefano Curti, in a very short time has earned, in an extremely competitive market, a wide range of supporters and the affection of critics, coming to be defined, in the New York Times, “The finest European film boutique“. Among the filmmakers who enrich or have enriched the Rarovideo catalogue are Andy Warhol, Amos Gitai, Paul Morrissey, Derek Jarman, Roberto Rossellini, Shinya Tsukamoto, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Lars von Trier, Tinto Brass, Jean Cocteau, Pedro Almodovar, Ciprì e Maresco, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Yasujiro Ozu, Nagisa Oshima, Claude Chabrol, Guy Debord, Jean-Pierre Melville, Erich Rohmer, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Carmelo Bene, Paolo Gioli, Ugo Nespolo, Martin Scorsese, Mario Bava, Umberto Lenzi, Fernando Di Leo, Peter Jackson, Antonio Pietrangeli, Bernardo Bertolucci, Stanley Kubrick, Francesco Rosi, Alberto Lattuada, Elio Petri, Lina Wertmuller, Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Liliana Cavani, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Barbet Schroeder, Glauber Rocha, John Cassavetes, Luis Bunuel, Bruno Bozzetto, David Cronenberg, David Lynch and many others.

Court of Saint-Omer. The 30-year-old writer Rama witnesses the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter after leaving her on the shore of a beach in northern France. Rama intends to draw from the case a contemporary reinterpretation of Medea’s myth. But as the trial goes on, nothing is going as planned and the writer, who is four months pregnant, will find herself questioning every certainty about her motherhood.