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Our Father, The Devil

Directed by:

Ellie Foumbi

1 hr 47 mins

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

7:00 PM

Feature Film

Our Father, the Devil is an ethical and psychological thriller about Marie (Babetida Sadjo), an African refugee working as the head chef at a retirement home in small-town France whose quiet existence is upended by the arrival of Father Patrick (Souleymane Sy Savané), a charismatic priest with whom she’s convinced she shares a heavy past in her homeland. Marie must now confirm his identity and decide if settling an old score is worth sacrificing the new life she’s built. The film dissects the emotional complexities of trauma, power, guilt, catharsis, and the devils hiding within us all.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Ellie is an award-winning Cameroonian-American filmmaker whose debut film, Our Father, the Devil, went on to win 17 prizes at international film festivals, including Tribeca where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. She's an alum of Berlinale Talents and NYFF’s Artist Academy. Ellie was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. Her projects have been supported by The Gotham, Film Independent, the Tribeca Film Institute, SFFILM Rainin Grant, and the Venice Biennale College. Ellie’s stories often explore pressing social-political issues within the African diaspora, aiming to shine a light on marginalized populations whose voices are seldom heard or included.

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