Directed by Paloma Sermon-Daï
Documentary | Belgium | 2020 | French | 75 MIN , 12+

Show times

1 April 01:00 PM
6 April 04:00 PM
9 April 01:00 PM
Damien Samedi is a hard-working man, a loving son and a caring boyfriend. He’s also been struggling with a drug addiction most of his adult life, counting on his mother’s matter-of-fact, yet unwavering support. Mixing unexpected moments of humour, insight and compassion, their tender mother-son relationship is at the heart of his challenging journey. At once an intimate character study and a much-needed humane counter to the shockingly one-sided, fear-mongering depictions of addiction prevalent in today’s media, “Petit Samedi” is the universally relatable, life-affirming portrait of a man facing his demons.

Best Documentary Award - Athens IFF 2020
Best of Fest Award - IDFA 2020
Official Selection - Berlin IFF 2020

Damien Samedi, Ysma Sermon-Daï