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Oscars: France Picks ‘Saint Omer’ as International Feature Submission

France has picked Alice Diop’s courtroom drama Saint Omer as its contender for the 2023 Oscar race in the best international feature category. Diop’s first narrative feature (her previous films, including Berlin Festival Encounters winner We (2021) were documentaries), Saint Omer is a dramatization of the 2016 real-life trial of Fabienne Kanou, a Franco-Senegalese mother […]

Neon’s Super Nabs Alice Diop’s Venice Winner ‘Saint Omer’

Neon’s boutique label Super has acquired the U.S. rights to Alice Diop’s Saint Omer after a bow at Venice. The film picked up the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize, played in Toronto and is headed to a U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival. Super plans to release the film theatrically.  Diop co-wrote her debut […]