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.
PG, 72 min.
"I’ve seen it three times now, and the movie seems to burrow a little bit further down into your soul every time." – Rolling Stone
"Céline Sciamma’s beautiful fairytale reverie is occasioned by the dual mysteries of memory and the future: simple, elegant and very moving. I fell instantly under its spell...What a superb movie – a jewel." – The Gaurdian
"It’s rare that a film feels as special as this one. Hold it tight." – Thrillist
"Luminous." – New York Times
"A transportive film that beautifully articulates the way children perceive and process loss and grief." - Little White Lies
"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." - Empire Magazine