Petite Maman (2021)
The Regal Cinema’s World Cinema series presents the French film Petite Maman.
The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), Petite Maman is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships.
After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss.
A favourite of the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Sciamma’s new masterwork examines childhood, memory, and loss with a typically delicate touch, elegantly weaved together into an enchanting and moving depiction of love and acceptance.
This film will be shown in French with English subtitles.
“A jewel of this year’s Berlin film festival”
The Guardian ★★★★★
“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”
“French director Céline Sciamma has long been fascinated by time – and here it warps and bends with spellbinding results”