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Film Screening: Saint Omer
February 19 @ 4:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 4:30pm
In UWM Union Cinema
Alice Diop, DCP, 122 min
France, 2022 (French)
Grand Jury Prize & Lion of the Future, 2022 Venice Festival
In this courtroom drama based on the 2016 trial in Saint Omer of a French-Senegalese woman accused of infanticide, the convictions of Rama, a novelist expecting a child who attends the proceedings, falter as she listens to the witnesses‘ testimonies and the mother’s own wish to understand her actions.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Studies & the Institute of World Affairs