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BHM: Saint Omer – Bath Spa University

Film screening: Saint Omer

Wednesday 18 October, 2023 – Wednesday 18 October, 2023
2:00 PM

Film Studio, Commons, Newton Park

Saint Omer (2022) is a French legal drama directed by Alice Diop, starring Kayije Kagame and Guslagie Malanda. It's Diop's first narrative feature after working as a documentary filmmaker.

In the film, Rama (Kagame) is a pregnant young novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly (Malanda), a Senegalese woman accused of murdering her 15-month-old child by leaving her on a beach to be swept away by the tide, in order to turn the tragic event into a literary retelling of Medea. It's based on the French court case of Fabienne Kabou, who was convicted of the same crime. Diop attended Kabou's trial in 2016.

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