Sun 7 Nov

Petite maman

Cert. U

Festivals & Series

29th French Film Festival

72 mins

 in French with EN subs

FRA | 2021 | dir. Céline Sciamma, with Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

In this radiant tale, Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood, grief and intergenerational connection.

After her grandmother dies, Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) is taken to her mother’s childhood home. While her parents go about cleaning out the house, Nelly explores the surrounding woods. She encounters Marion (Gabrielle Sanz), a girl exactly Nelly’s age and to whom she bears a striking resemblance. The pair become fast friends, constructing a hut together, sharing lunches, and talking over the life transitions both are in the midst of. Incrementally, the girls’ eerie similarities yield revelations that merge events of the past with those of the present.

Sun 7 Nov 6.30pm

As part of the French Film festival UK

See also
Petite maman CinéBabies screening, on 12 Nov, for parents and carers of under 18 months babies

Petite maman special screening + exclusive Q&A with with director Céline Sciamma on 15 Nov

French Film Festival 2021

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