Director: Céline Sciamma Run Time: 72 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: French
Starring: Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Margot Abascal, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne
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 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 building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection.
“Petite Maman is a gentle but firm reminder to cherish our time and those we share it with. Whatever stage of our lives we’re at, there’s no going back once it’s gone.” -Rob Thomas, Capital Times
World Cinema, Drama