‘Petite Maman’ Trailer: ‘Portrait Of A Lady On Fire’ Director Céline Sciamma Returns With A New Drama About Loss And Friendship

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.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.