A brand new trailer lands at the moment for Our Father, the Satan, writer-director Ellie Foumbi’s function debut that earned her a spot on our 25 New Faces of Movie record final yr. Chosen for funding via the Venice Biennale Faculty Cinema in December 2019, the movie first screened as a “work in progress” at Venice in 2021 earlier than premiering a ultimate lower at Tribeca in 2022, the place it received the Viewers Award for Greatest Narrative Function.
Right here’s the plot of the movie, per an official synopsis:
Nominated for the 2023 Greatest Function Impartial Spirit Award, Ellie Foumbi’s elegant ethical thriller and debut function Our Father, the Satan (Mon père, le diable) stars a riveting Babetida Sadjo as Marie, the pinnacle chef at a retirement house in small-town France. Her day-to-day life spent caring for residents, hanging out together with her co-worker and greatest buddy Nadia (Jennifer Tchiakpe), and teasing a possible new romance is disrupted by the arrival of Father Patrick (former Spirit Award nominee Souleymane Sy Savané, Goodbye Solo), an African priest whom she acknowledges from a terrifying episode in her homeland. As he additional endears himself to the residents and employees, Marie is compelled to determine how greatest to take care of this reminder of her troubled previous.
Within the meantime, learn our interview out of Tribeca with Foumbi and DP Tinx Chan on the movie, wherein they talk about their collaborative historical past, how COVID halted the movie’s manufacturing and Europe’s “very completely different relationship to nudity” on movie in comparison with the U.S.