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Saint Omer, in theaters December 8th

25 November 2022

After being presented in competition at the last edition of the Venice International Film Festival, Saint Omer arrives in Italian cinemas, the acclaimed debut film of the documentary filmmaker Alice Diop (winner of the César Prize for Best Short Film with Vers la tendresse).

Freely inspired by a news story that shocked French public opinion, in the film the writer Rama, looking for ideas for a revisiting of the myth of Medea, follows the trial of Laurence, accused of killing her daughter by leaving her at night on a beach. To play the role of these two charismatic protagonists, Kayije Kagame (winner of the Goncourt award with Trois femmes puissants) and Guslagie Malanda (Mon Amie Victoria), alongside Valérie Dréville (Suite Armoricaine) and Xavier Maly (The girl with the bracelet). Winner in Venice of the Silver Lion – Grand Prize of the Jury and the Lion of the Future – Venice First Film Prize “Luigi De Laurentiis”, as well as Best Screenplay at the Chicago International Film Festival and Best Film at the Gent International Film Festival, Saint Omer will represent France at the 2023 Academy Awards, in the category Best International Film.

The film, distributed by Medusa Film for Minerva Pictures, will arrive in all Italian cinemas on December 8th and the national premiere will take place on 5 December in the charming location of Villa Medici in the presence, among others, of director Alice Diop.