Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Location la: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Celine Sciamma. 2021, 72 mins. DCP. In French with English subtitles. In her exquisitely crafted jewel of a film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire director Sciamma has fashioned an uncommonly perceptive, lightly metaphysical drama about memory, grief, coming-of-age, and the gifts passed between generations. After the passing of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) accompanies her mother back to her childhood home to sort through mementoes and pack things up. While there, the young girl meets a neighbor who’s the same age and is strikingly familiar, an encounter that opens up a portal to a surprising world of emotional connection. Wondrous yet spare and economical, Petite Maman offers an unusual attention to details of sound and texture in its pursuit of a dreamlike domestic intimacy that transcends time itself.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.