MUBI, the global distributor and curated film streaming service, is pleased to announce that Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed sublime modern fairytale Petite Maman will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 19 November 2021 and exclusively on MUBI on 4 February 2022.
BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) presents an entrancing look at the delicate connection between mother and daughter. A favourite of the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, this beautifully understated drama returns the director to her preoccupation with coming-of-age stories to typically masterful effect.
The film tells the story of eight-year-old Nelly’s fantastical journey after the death of her beloved grandmother. While helping her mother clear out her childhood home, Nelly begins to explore the surrounding woodland and encounters a strangely familiar girl her own age. Instantly forming a connection with this mysterious new friend, Nelly embarks on a formative flight of fancy that encourages her to come to terms with this newfound loss.
Featuring exceptional central performances from real-life twins Joséphine and Gabrielle Sanz, Sciamma’s warm and gently profound new film mixes the intimate with the fantastical with her characteristically delicate touch, weaved together into a tale of childhood, memory and loss that will resonate with audiences young and old.