Eight-year-old Nellie comes to the house with her parents, which she has heard a lot about. Her mother Marion grew up in that house, she played there and she built a wooden house nearby. One day, her mother suddenly disappears, and Nellie then meets a girl of her age, named Marion, who is building a wooden house in the woods, in the same place where her mother did when she was little.
This is a film in which the author looks back with poetic precision at an important moment in the transition from childhood to adulthood. She examines a major life issue from a distinctly feminine perspective. In a unique emotional experience, she explores the power of memory and imagination.
Critics say that this is the best film so far by Céline Sciamma, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2021.
Céline Sciamma was born in 1980 in Pontoise, Val-d’Oise, France. She is a writer and director, known for Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Tomboy (2011) and Water Lilies (2007).
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Chicago International Film Festival 2021
Petite maman (fic.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse
Production: Lilies Films, France 3 Cinéma