FFF Recommends: Petite Maman

February 18, 2022

18 February 2022



Petite Maman

Exclusively on MUBI NOW!




Petite Maman (U)


The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood) is now showing exclusively on MUBI. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious girl the same age in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with her loss. This latest masterwork is a sublime modern fairy tale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships, told with Sciamma’s typically elegant touch.


Director Céline Sciamma
Cast Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse
France | 2020 | 73 mins
French with English subtitles


Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, French Film Festival UK (2021)
Nominated, Best Film Not in the English LanguageBAFTA Awards (2022)


Watch the trailer




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