EXPAT CINEMA: SAINT OMER
We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Alice Diop’s unnerving fiction feature is based on the true case of a Senegalese immigrant accused in the French court of murdering her 15-month-old daughter.
Acclaimed filmmaker Alice Diop delivers a riveting and utterly unmissable courtroom drama based on the real life 2016 trial of Fabienne Kabou, featuring powerful and intimate performances by Kayije Kagame and Guslagie Malanda.
Saint Omer follows novelist and academic Rama who attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. As the legal proceedings move forward, the words of the accused along with witness testimonies begin to shake Rama’s convictions and call into question both her judgement and that of the viewer.