Saint Omer

Dir. Alice Diop
Victoria Hall
16 May 2024 7:30pm - 10:00pm
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France 2022, 122 mins. Director. Alice Diop. Starring Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda

Laurence Coly is a student and Senegalese immigrant accused of leaving her 15-month-old daughter on a beach to be swept away by the tide in Berck. Rama, a literature professor and novelist, travels from Paris to Saint-Omer to observe the trial of Laurence Coly and write about the case. Rama, who is four months pregnant and, like Coly, is in a mixed-race relationship, feels a personal connection to Coly. She plans to write a modern-day retelling of the Greek Medea myth about the case. The film is based on a true story. Alice Diop, the film director, attended the trial.

Please book a seat by 1pm on the day of the film
Tickets: £9 Members / £12 Non-Members

Doors open at 7.00pm for pre-film drinks (included in the price of the ticket)
Film starts at 7.30pm
Film Talk at 9.30pm