A gripping, intelligent film about universal issues of truth, exclusion and motherhood.
A film screening by Filmclub Casablanca as part of the Intercultural Week.
Drama / F 2022 / Director: Alice Diop / 123 min / french original (german sub)
The unthinkable happens: Laurence Coly, a young woman from Senegal, puts her 15-month-old baby into the sea. The infant dies. Coly is to be tried in the northern French town of Saint Omer. Murder or not - that is the question. At first. Another young woman is also sitting in the courtroom: Rama. The professor and writer, who has traveled from Paris, identifies with the defendant and wants to write a report on the trial. The trial begins, and after the first statements it becomes clear that nothing is clear. Who is really sitting in the dock here? And how quickly is a verdict reached in the face of unimaginable acts?
Inspired by a true incident, the multi-award-winning filmmaker Alice Diop tells in "Saint Omer" about fractures in female biographies. A gripping, intelligent film about universal questions of truth, exclusion and motherhood.
"Saint Omer" was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and is France's official candidate for the 2023 Foreign Oscar.
Entrance: starts at 7.30 pm Start: 8 pm Admission: free
The film will be shown in original French with German subtitles.
An event in cooperation with the Integration Officer of the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald for the Intercultural Week 2023.
Monday is movie night at STRAZE.
Trailer; youtube: Grandfilm