French Film Festival - Free Screening of "Saint Omer" by Alice Diop followed by Q&A with Filmmaker

Date
Apr 16, 2024, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Location
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Event Description
As part of the second edition of the Princeton French Film Festival, you're invited to the free screening of Alice Diop's multi-award-winning Saint Omer (2022) based on a true and moving story. Alice Diop will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie.

Rama, a literature professor and novelist, travels from Paris to Saint-Omer to observe the trial of Laurence Coly and write about the case. 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, who is four-months pregnant and, like Coly, is in a mixed-race relationship and has a complex relationship with her own Senegalese immigrant mother, feels a personal connection to Coly. She plans to write a modern day retelling of the Greek Medea myth about the case.

Free and open to everyone upon registration, this screening will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:15 PM) in Princeton University's McCosh Hall 10 in its original language (French) with English subtitles. The room is wheelchair-friendly; guests who need special accommodation should feel free to contact us at least 3 days in advance at [email protected]

Accessibility

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