Céline Sciamma follows her international art-house breakthrough, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ with this study of an 8-year-old girl who finds a unique path to better understanding her mother in the wake of loss. There’s a gorgeous scene early in Petite Maman that epitomizes the unfussy economy and emotional perceptiveness of Céline Sciamma’s films. Watching intently from the back seat of the family car as her mother climbs in, stifling tears, and they head off to begin packing up the home of the maternal grandmother who has recently died, the film’s 8-year-old protagonist asks permission to break out the snacks. Seldom taking her eyes off her mother in the rear vision mirror, the girl snarfs down a few cheese crisps before the frame closes in on her parent at the wheel. Without another word being spoken, we see the child’s little hand reach forward to pop one, two, three snacks in her mother’s mouth. That’s followed by a juice box as the straw is brought to the driver’s lips. The scene ends with the gentlest smile breaking through the pain on the mother’s face as both of the girl’s hands reach around the headrest to caress her shoulders in… Read full this story
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