THEATER 1 Tue, Jun 11 9:00 AM
Film Info
Release Year:2021
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Céline Sciamma
Cast:Joséphine Sanz
Gabrielle Sanz
Nina Meurisse
Stéphane Varupenne
Margot Abascal
Screenwriter:Céline Sciamma


In just over one hour, with a film that is already imbued with magic and whimsy, Céline Sciamma (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) performs a powerful trick: she breaks your heart and then compassionately mends it. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, young Nelly accompanies her bereaved parents to her mother’s childhood home to clean it and prepare it to be sold. While wandering in the woods near the house she meets another young girl, and the two become fast friends. Through this new relationship, Nelly becomes closer to her mother in surprising and enchanting ways. Tender, ethereal, and quietly miraculous, PETITE MAMAN is a gentle breeze of a film that—without an ounce of pretension—explores grief, childhood, memory, and even time travel, leaving the audience feeling that deeper connections with one another are not only possible, they are the very purpose of life.