Petite maman



Eight-year-old Nelly has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mum, Marion, used to play and where she built the treehouse Nelly has heard so much about. One day her mother suddenly leaves. That is when Nelly meets a girl of her own age in the woods, building a treehouse.

  • International title: Little mom
  • Original title: Petite maman
  • Director: Céline Sciamma
  • Year: 2021
  • Country: France
  • Dialogues: French
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 72 min
  • Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

Selective list of festivals and awards: Berlin International Film Festival 2021, Fünf Seen Film Festival 2021

Director’s biography: Céline Sciamma is a French screenwriter and film director. Sciamma’s work is strikingly minimalist, partly the legacy of her mentor, Xavier Beauvois, who advised her while she was a student at the major French film school, La Fémis.