Petite Maman

Following the masterpiece Portrait of a Woman on Fire, director Céline Sciamma moves to another vulnerable theme. Eight-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding forest area. Marion, her mother, used to play there and build the wooden house Nelly has heard so much about. The mother disappears and then Nelly meets a girl at her age in the woods, who is building a wooden house. Sciamma wraps a lot of emotions in the short runtime. This is a genuine reflection on childhood and the relationship with a mother.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Petite Maman
  • Director
    Céline Sciamma
  • Producer
    Bénédicte Couvreur, Claire Langmann, Cécile Négrier
  • Writers
    Céline Sciamma
  • Photo
    Paul Guilhaume
  • Actors
    Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse
  • Playtime
    1 h 12 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    France
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    Lilies Films
  • Distributor
    Arthaus