8-year-old Nelly travels with her parents to empty her grandmother’s house. When Nelly explores the surrounding woods, where her mother used to play, she discovers a girl her own age, building a hide-away in the forest…
PETITE MAMAN appeared in all the BEST FILM lists of 2021.
Remembering childhood from somewhere nearer middle age; it’s an immersive experience, another time and place, right here in front of us.
“Céline Sciamma’s beautiful fairytale is simple, elegant and very moving.” Peter Bradshaw, The GUARDIAN.
“Petite Maman is a story about a girl and her mother, but it is also a story about me and my mother. And you might find yourself in it too.” Erica Ciccarone, Nashville Scene.
“There’s no fluff, just an unusual exploration of the mother-daughter bond, and this stunning premise: what would a child encounter if they met their parent as a youth? The answer is an emotional experience like no other.” Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups.