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, 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.
NPR reported “Petite Maman is the best — and most surreal — family movie you'll see in a while…It's funny, sad, full of enchanting possibilities and over far too soon — sort of like childhood itself.”
French with English subtitles. Rated PG. Running time 73 minutes.
Hosted by Shelly Isaacs who will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.
All screenings are GENERAL ADMISSION and begin at 7:30 PM. Lobby opens at 6:30 PM and the Auditorium opens for seating at 7:00 PM.