Petite Maman – English subtitles

Ketelhuis Expat

A touching film about an eight-year-old girl and her family.

After the death of her grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly explores the house and the surroundings where her mother grew up. She meets another young girl in the forest. Gradually it becomes clear that she knows the girl, but who is she? Nelly discovers that her mother was also young and that helps her to understand who her mother is. An intimate and intriguing story.

In Petite maman, Céline Sciamma (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) returns to her roots with a coming-of-age story in which the boundaries between past and present are blurred. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was nominated for a Golden Bear.