Petite Maman

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PETITE MAMAN | DIRECTOR CELINE SCIAMA

Céline Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers with her follow up to PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, the uniquely emotional, PETITE MAMAN.

Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly (played by the superb Gabrielle Sanz) accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age (Gabrielle’s twin Josephine Sanz)building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection. In French w/subtitles. Rated PG-13, the film runs 72 minutes.

“WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE FILMS ABOUT CHILDHOOD.” AWARDS WATCH

New York Times Critics Pick | 97% Rotten Tomatoes