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Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma |France |2021 |73min
Language: French with English subtitles Rating: G Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

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July 8:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmJuly 9:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

97% on Rotten Tomatoes! 

Céline Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers with her follow up to Portrait of a Lady on Fire (see July 19), the uniquely emotional Petite Maman. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its
contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse.   What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection.Rotten Tomatoes

 “Petite Maman is what every film should be: powerfully, even arrestingly original; grounded in emotional truth; hyper-specific; deeply universal; strange; mesmerizing; and not a minute longer than necessary.”—Washington Post

“A lovely and delicate lesson on processing big emotions in tiny packages.”NOW Toronto

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