Petite Maman

  • Dir: Céline Sciamma

  • France, 2021, French, 72mins, DCP

  • Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

Sharing an intimate understanding of the female psyche as in her Cannes-winning Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Sciamma’s latest fairytale reverie evokes the dual mysteries of memory and the future. Left alone with her dad in the wake of her grandmother’s passing, an 8-year-old girl encounters a playmate having the same name as her mum in the woods, leading her on an enigmatic journey to understand her mother’s melancholy. Crafted in simple elegance and emotional poignancy, this moving parable delivers a spell that makes an impossible reunion possible, if only in imagination.


Berlin International Film Festival: In Competition


    In-theatre Screening


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