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Petite Maman (2022)

Opens on May 6

Director: Céline Sciamma Run Time: 72 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2021

Starring: Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Margot Abascal, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

Country: France
Language: French

About the film:

“A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma’s last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It’s enchanting.”

—Helen O’Hara for Empire

Premiered at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. Eight-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mother used to play and where she built the fort Nelly has heard so much about. One day her mother suddenly leaves, and Nelly meets a girl of her own age in the woods, building a fort.

About the filmmaker:

Céline Sciamma is a French screenwriter who made her feature directing debut with Water Lilies (2007). She went on to make Tomboy (2011), Girlhood (2014), and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), winner of the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Her films often grapple with concepts of womanhood and the female gaze.

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