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Petite Maman

1 hour 13 minutes

PG

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

From her astonishing and certainly much more adult-oriented masterpiece, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, Céline Sciamma pivots to this equally beautiful and emotionally affecting film, this time exploring the world of childhood with an honesty and tenderness rarely seen on screen—or elsewhere. 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 out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory, and connection. "One of the most astonishing filmmakers of our times spins a spellbinding magical web" (Cinevue) in PETITE MAMAN.

In French with English subtitles.

Daily at 3:05

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