Petite Maman

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

Petite Maman (U) 73mins

After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a strangely familiar girl her own age in the woods. Instantly forming a connection with this mysterious new friend, Nelly embarks on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps her come to terms with this newfound loss.

Directed by Celine Sciamma and starring Nina Meurisse, Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Margot Abascal and Stéphane Varupenne.

 

'Does French film-maker Céline Sciamma ever put a foot wrong? As a writer-director, her “accidental trilogy of youth” climaxed in the contemporary urban classic Girlhood (2014), after which she conquered the world of the 18th century in Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) – both near-perfect masterpieces. Now with Petite Maman she proves herself a maestro of the modern fable, conjuring a U-certificate treat that goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages. 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

'Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages' ★★★★★Observer

'Is the film a shivery gothic? Sci-fi? A fairytale? A little of each and entirely itself, a brief masterpiece of parents and childhood, past and future' ★★★★★Financial Times

'A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma's last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It's enchanting' ★★★★★Empire

In French with English subtitles.


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Rye

Petite Maman (U) 73mins

After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a strangely familiar girl her own age in the woods. Instantly forming a connection with this mysterious new friend, Nelly embarks on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps her come to terms with this newfound loss.

Directed by Celine Sciamma and starring Nina Meurisse, Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Margot Abascal and Stéphane Varupenne.

 

'Does French film-maker Céline Sciamma ever put a foot wrong? As a writer-director, her “accidental trilogy of youth” climaxed in the contemporary urban classic Girlhood (2014), after which she conquered the world of the 18th century in Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) – both near-perfect masterpieces. Now with Petite Maman she proves herself a maestro of the modern fable, conjuring a U-certificate treat that goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages. 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

'Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages' ★★★★★Observer

'Is the film a shivery gothic? Sci-fi? A fairytale? A little of each and entirely itself, a brief masterpiece of parents and childhood, past and future' ★★★★★Financial Times

'A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma's last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It's enchanting' ★★★★★Empire

In French with English subtitles.


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Bermondsey

Petite Maman (U) 73mins

After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a strangely familiar girl her own age in the woods. Instantly forming a connection with this mysterious new friend, Nelly embarks on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps her come to terms with this newfound loss.

Directed by Celine Sciamma and starring Nina Meurisse, Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Margot Abascal and Stéphane Varupenne.

 

'Does French film-maker Céline Sciamma ever put a foot wrong? As a writer-director, her “accidental trilogy of youth” climaxed in the contemporary urban classic Girlhood (2014), after which she conquered the world of the 18th century in Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) – both near-perfect masterpieces. Now with Petite Maman she proves herself a maestro of the modern fable, conjuring a U-certificate treat that goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages. 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

'Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages' ★★★★★Observer

'Is the film a shivery gothic? Sci-fi? A fairytale? A little of each and entirely itself, a brief masterpiece of parents and childhood, past and future' ★★★★★Financial Times

'A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma's last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It's enchanting' ★★★★★Empire

In French with English subtitles.


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