After Céline Sciamma‘s acclaimed slow burning Portrait of a Lady on Fire many cinephiles waited with pated breath to see what the French filmmaker would make next. The question was answered earlier this year at Berlin Film Festival when Petite Maman was released. Not long after that world premiere MUBI announced they have bought the film’s UK rights, today we get a glimpse at the film’s UK Trailer.
The film focuses on that bond between mothers and daughters. 8 year old Nelly has just lost her grandmother and heads to her mum’s childhood home. As her mum clears the house Nelly befriends a strange but familiar girl of her same age, sparking an enchanting fairytale adventure for both.
delightfully enchanting, beguiling. Our reviews editor Scott J.Davis watched the film at Berlin, describing the film as “A fairytale you never want to end“. Need we say more!
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The film tells the story of eight-year-old Nelly’s fantastical journey after the death of her beloved grandmother. While helping her mother clear out her childhood home, Nelly begins to explore the surrounding woodland and encounters a strangely familiar girl her own age. Instantly forming a connection with this mysterious new friend, Nelly embarks on a formative flight of fancy that encourages her to come to terms with this newfound loss.
Featuring exceptional central performances from real-life twins Joséphine and Gabrielle Sanz, Sciamma’s warm and gently profound new film mixes the intimate with the fantastical with her characteristically delicate touch, weaved together into a tale of childhood, memory and loss that will resonate with audiences young and old.
The film stars Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, and Margot Abascal.
Petite Maman will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 19th November. Then it will be exclusively shown on MUBI from 4th February 2022.