Special Events Cinema

French Impressions – Petite Maman (U)

Country of Origin: France
Running Time: Film Screening Monday 6 December, 7pm - Running time: 73m; Film Talk online Thursday 9 December, 8pm - Running Time: 60m;
Price: Film screening: £10 (£9) & Film Talk: £5

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About this event

In our final online French Impressions Jon will be looking at Celine Sciamma's Petite Maman. One of France's most innovative and accomplished directors Sciamma has created a real surprise with this film and Jon will be teasing out what makes her work so special.

Petite Maman (U)

The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood), Petite Maman is a sublime modern fairytale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with this newfound loss. 

Winner of the San Sebastián International Film Festival 2021 – Audience Award also featured at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival

How It Works
We will ask you to watch the film at Watermans Cinema on Monday 6 December, 7pm and then join Jon Davis via Zoom on Thursday 9 December, 8pm. Tickets for the screening will be at our usual peak time price £10 (£9) and the Zoom event ticket price is £5. You must make sure you watch the film before hand as this will not be shown in the discussion. Make sure you book your tickets for both dates.

About Jon Davies

Jon Davies has been presenting Watermans' popular French cinema club French Impressions for over 20 years, he's Tutor in Current Film and Cinema at Morley College and an Associate of the British Film Institute, appointed in 1993. In French Impressions he lends his expert insight and relaxed conversational style to French cinema from across the spectrum and invites you to take part.

Making these two characters vulnerable and delicate children is an artistic masterstroke on Sciamma’s part.What a superb movie – a jewel of this year’s Berlin film festival.

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