Cinema of the World

Saint Omer

Director : Alice Diop
Country : France
Language : French
Duration : 122 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the World


Follows Rama, a novelist who attends the trial of Laurence Coly at the Saint-Omer Criminal Court to use her story to write a modern-day adaptation of the ancient myth of Medea, but things don’t go as expected.

Alice Diop


Diop’s first films have been described as “earnest, slightly didactic portraits of marginalized populations”. Fifteen years after leaving Aulnay-sous-Bois, she returned to film the cultural diversity of the area she grew up in for her first documentary, La Tour du monde (2005). In 2011, her documentary La mort de Danton followed an aspiring actor from Aulnay.


– Kayije Kagame
– Guslagie Malanda
– Valérie Dréville


– Director: Alice Diop
– Producer: Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
– Editor: Amrita David
– Writer: Amrita David, Alice Diop, Zoé Galeron, Marie N’Diaye
– Dop: Claire Mathon
– Sound: Josefina Rodríguez
– Music: Thibault Deboaisne


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2023
Winner- AAFCA Award (Best International Film)

Black Reel Awards 2023
Winner – Black Reel (Outstanding International Film)

Chicago International Film Festival 2022
Winner -Silver Hugo (Best Screenplay)