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Petite Maman

  • 72 min
  • France
  • Retrospective
  • 3 Screenings
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Nine-year-old Nelly is with her parents while they’re cleaning out the house of her recently passed grandmother. In the forest surrounding the house she meets Marion, who is the same age, inviting her to help build her fort and taking her home when it suddenly begins to rain. Nelly is constantly discovering new and peculiar things about Marion, wondering who exactly this strange but welcoming, caring girl really is.

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Céline Sciamma has returned surprisingly quickly with this new film straight after Portrait of a Lady in Fire, writing and filming Petite Maman almost completely under the radar during the autumn of 2020.

The film was nominated for the Golden Bear in the (virtual) Berlin Film Festival in 2021, quickly became a sensation. This “minor" yet still substantial story was also a product of the pandemic, rapidly and effortlessly produced, and shot in one location with a small crew both in front and behind the camera. It caused somewhat of a stir and even some anger amongst critics and film lovers alike when it failed to win any awards at Berlinale.


Thursday 10. march 17.00 17.00
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Friday 11. march 08.30 08.30
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Saturday 12. march 21.00 21.00
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Original title Petite Maman
Director Céline Sciamma
Year 2021
Length 72 min
Country France
Language French
Subtitles Norwegian
Cast Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse