For fans of the acclaimed French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes last year, that film's director Céline Sciamma has her next film coming out. Titled Petite Maman, the film only has a release date confirmed in France for this June which is why the trailer released today has no English subtitles. However, between the visuals and synopsis, it doesn't take much to figure out how dramatically powerful it will be. The synopsis is as follows:
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.
So, for our non-French readers, if you're up for the challenge of deciphering the trailer, you can check it out below:
Petite Maman stars Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, and Margot Abascal. Stay tuned!