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Alice Diop’s “Saint Omer” Snags Top Honor At Palm Springs Film Festival

Alice Diop’s function debut continues to rack up accolades. “Saint Omer” has been voted Best Picture on the thirty fourth version of Palm Springs International Film Festival, Deadline experiences. 

An exploration of motherhood, “Saint Omer” is impressed by a real story and facilities on  a novelist who attends the trial of a younger girl accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter.

The movie was chosen as a consequence of its potential “to expertly interrogate issues of society, culture, race, and gender,” the pageant launch detailed. “Alice Diop, as screenwriter and director, delivers a film that explores different dynamics of Black women in contemporary France, drawing empathetic lead performances from Kayije Kagame and Guslagie Malanga (whose characters never interact, save for one momentous glance). By harnessing the skills of her technical team, Diop turns Saint Omer into a shrewd, cogent, ambitious, and overwhelming film which teases a metafictional awareness while remaining clear-eyed and unsentimental.”

“Saint Omer” premiered at Venice final yr and took residence the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize and the Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of the Future Award for Best Debut Feature. It has been named as France’s choose within the International Feature Oscar race.

Head over to Deadline to take a look at the remainder of the winners out of Palm Springs. The Best Documentary Award went to Nisha Pahuja’s “To Kill a Tiger,” a portrait of a household looking for justice within the wake of a sexual assault. The fest kicked off January 5 and concludes right this moment, January 16.

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