Wednesday, June 15, 2022

French Movie Mercredi: Petite Maman (2021)

Petite Maman (2021) - IMDb

Petite Maman is a new movie directed by CĂ©line Sciamma, whom you might remember from Portrait of a Girl on Fire

It is so sweet and wonderful.

It's about two little 8 year old girls, Nelly and Marion,  who meet when Nelly arrives at her grandmother's home after her grandmother's recent death, to clean it out with her parents. Nelly plays in the woods while her father works on the house and meets Marion, a solitary girl about to undergo a scary operation. The two girls bond fast and hard; they build a tree-branch house and play games together but the friendship can't last since Nelly will only be there for a little while.

It took me a minute to realize this but the girls are played by twins, Gabrielle and Josephine Sanz. You can tell them apart because Marion has a blue headband. 

It's available to stream. It's so good, you guys. You should make some time to be charmed by this enchanting, moving film.

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