Master filmmaker Céline Sciamma follows up Portrait of a Lady on Fire with the elegant and captivating mother-daughter parable Petite Maman. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a strangely familiar girl her own age in the woods. Instantly forming a connection with this mysterious new friend, Nelly heads on a fairytale-like journey of discovery which helps her come to terms with this newfound loss.
Why You Should See This Film
Céline Sciamma is one of our favourite contemporary filmmakers. Every new work from the director reveals a new facet of her unique storytelling talent. Petite Maman is utterly beautiful in its simplicity, a spellbinding and confident work about family, identity and loss — gorgeously shot by Portrait of a Lady on Fire cinematographer Claire Mathon. We highly recommend sinking into its world.
- Year: 2021
- Rating: PG
- Director: Céline Sciamma
- Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal
- Duration: 72 minutes
- Language: French with English subtitles