Heretic Outreach is proud to announce the addition of the documentary PETIT SAMEDI (Belgium), the feature film debut of the director Paloma Sermon-Daï, produced by Sébastien Andres and Alice Lemaire (Michigan Films, Belgium).
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.
The film world premieres at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.