MUBI acquires Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman for UK release
Staff Reporter | On 09, Mar 2021
MUBI will release Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman in the UK, following its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival last week.
The film, which follows Sciamma’s acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire, tells the story of 8-year-old Nelly who has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mother, Marion, used to play and built the treehouse she’s heard so much about. One day her mother abruptly leaves and Nelly meets a girl her own age, named Marion, in the woods building a treehouse.
Written and directed by Sciamma, Petite Maman was shot by Cinematographer Claire Mathon, Sciamma’s frequent collaborator, and produced by Bénédicte Couvreur of Lilies Films. The film’s cast includes Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Margot Abascal, and Stéphane Varupenne.
Just days after its debut, MUBI has announced that it has snapped up the rights to the picture in the UK, Ireland and Turkey.
It joins a growing 2021 slate of exclusives for the streaming service and theatrical distributor, including BAFTA contender Limbo, Michel Franco’s New Order, Ninja Thyberg’s Sundance hit Pleasure and First Cow from Kelly Reichardt.