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MONDAY 17 JANUARY 2022

Petite Maman

A Starlight Outdoor Screening | Regional Premiere!

Bangalow Showground
Monday 17 January 2022 | 8.00 pm

France| 2021 | 71 mins
Director: Céline Sciamma
Stars: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse.
Rated: PG

In French with English subtitles.

Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an evocative and magical tale of mothers and daughters, and of the rites of passage to adulthood, where memory and imagination are explored through a unique, emotionally resonant female perspective.

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. Her name is Marion.

A girl meets her mother as a child in the woods in a moving jewel of a film about memory, friendship and kin. A superb movie.

The Guardian

Few movies, possibly none, have captured the mystery of a daughter’s love for her mother as the precious Petite Maman does.

El Pais

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