While there’s no stateside release date planned just yet, a new film by Girlhood and Portrait of a Lady On Fire director Céline Sciamma is too big to ignore, even when the trailer is in French. And so we have a look at her latest, Petite Maman, a family drama that made its debut at the recent Berlin Film Festival. Here’s the synopsis:
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.
The cast includes Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, and Margot Abascal. Petite Maman will hit French theaters in June, and I imagine it’ll arrive here shortly thereafter.