Narrative Feature | 108 minutes

HIFF 2022

 Conflict & Resolution

Directed by
Ellie Foumbi

Produced by
Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono

Written by
Ellie Foumbi

Babetida Sadjo, Souleymane Sy Savané, Jennifer Tchiakpe, Franck Saurel, Martine Amisse

2021 | French | USA

Marie Cissé’s (Babetida Sadjo) quiet life working as a chef in a French countryside retirement home is shattered when she recognizes Father Patrick (Souléymane Sy Savané), a charming visiting priest, from her home village in Cameroon. As his arrival unearths a harrowing ordeal she had buried in her past, Marie must decide how to confront him. Featuring powerful standout performances by Sadjo and Savané, OUR FATHER THE DEVIL skillfully grapples with questions of trauma, guilt, and revenge that embody the struggle to heal. Ellie Foumbi’s gripping directorial debut won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Scheduled to attend: Director Ellie Foumbi, Actor Souleymane Sy Savane