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FFF22 Petite Maman

PG 72 MIN
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Synopsis

Directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, AF FFF15), this modern fairy tale explores the complexity of mother–daughter relationships and the complex web of connections that entwine generations across time.

Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly helps her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and surrounding woods, where her mum Marion used to play as a child.

Overwhelmed by grief, Marion leaves Nelly alone with her dad. That’s when Nelly meets a mysterious yet somehow familiar girl of her age, in the woods. Her name is also Marion and the pair form an uncanny bond.
Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Tomboy is an evocative and magical tale of mothers and daughters.

Selected for the Berlinale 2021, Winner of the Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and rated number 3 in The Guardian’s 50 Best Films of 2021 in the UK.

Awards

WINNER – Audience Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival 

Reviews

"Whether you are six or 60, this astonishingly insightful and heartbreakingly hopeful cinematic poem will pierce your heart, broaden your mind and gladden your soul, even as you wipe away tears."

- The Guardian 


Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 1st March

Duration

72 min

Rating

PG

Cast

Gabrielle Sanz, Josephine Sanz, Margot Abascal, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne

Director

Céline Sciamma

Genre

Film Festival

Language

French with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Byron Bay



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