Petite maman

Directed by Céline Sciamma
France / 2021 / Narrative
72 minutes / French w/ English Subtitles

From acclaimed filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) comes a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection. Eight-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother's childhood home following her beloved grandmother's death. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. This fantasy/thriller was voted Best Film Not In The English Language by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. 

Intro and discussion by Mark Specht, co-programmer of the 2024 Roberts Classic French Film Festival, festival organizer and programmer of Still/Motion: the Festival of Photography in Film.