Neon today unveiled a trailer for Little momthe widely acclaimed French film from the director Celine Sciamma (Portrait of a lady on fire). The delicate story follows a young girl who must begin to come to terms with the loss of her grandmother. As she explores her grandmother’s house and the nearby woods, she ends up meeting a girl her own age who also has some curious experiences to share.
The trailer makes it clear that Little mom received acclaim at multiple film festivals throughout 2021, where it made the rounds and generated word-of-mouth that made it a festival staple. It has screened at top film festivals such as Stockholm, Toronto, New York, Berlin, AFI and many more. The film also made it to the best of the year lists, and now it’s time for wider audiences to experience the wonderful story.
Little momTrailer Suggests Tricky Take on Tragic Story, Featuring Child Stars Josephine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz lead the cast and invoke the curiosity, innocence and excitement that is common to childhood memories. Additionally, the trailer reveals that Little mom will be a contemplative walk with many beautiful locations and cinematography that will make the experience even more enjoyable.
Sciamma’s direction and screenplay received unanimous critical acclaim. In an official statement, the filmmaker revealed that the story came to her many years ago while writing her first screenplay, which was nominated for a BAFTA in 2019. Portrait of a lady on fire.
Sciamma also shared her perspective on how this is an important representation of children in a post-pandemic world:
“The story of ‘Petite Maman’ came to me while I was writing ‘Portrait de femme en feu’. Its simplicity and obviousness haunted me, and I dreamed of it from time to time as a very tender future. and clear. The film grew discreetly that way, and I started writing it at the end of the international tour of “Portrait”. At the end of the French confinement, when I […] rediscovering the first scene of the screenplay – the farewell to the residents of a nursing home – I felt that the film was still relevant and perhaps more urgent than ever. Especially because they were children. Children have experienced an impressive flood of crises and collective difficulties in recent years. [They] heard the world roar. I think it’s vital to include them, to offer them stories, to watch them, to collaborate with them.”
Check out the official synopsis here:
Celine Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of France’s most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary filmmakers with her sequel to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the emotionally unique, Petite Maman. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning up its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her age who is building a tree house. What follows is a tender story of childhood heartbreak, memory and connection.
Little mom premieres in theaters April 22. You can watch the trailer below:
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