New Releases


Directed by Celine Sciamma

France, 2021, 1h 12min, DCP, In French with English Subtitles

New Releases

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6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX, 78752


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Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

“Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages.”
—Mark Kermode

“Simple, elegant and very moving. I fell instantly under its spell…”
The Guardian

“One of the most touching films of the year.”
Screen Anarchy

Céline Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers with her follow up to PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, the uniquely emotional, PETITE MAMAN.

Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly (Josephine Sanz) 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.

“Whether it’s best described as a modern-dress fairy tale, a psychological ghost story or a low-tech time travel fantasy is up to you” (The New York Times), but PETITE MAMAN is sure to delight the young and those just “young at heart.”


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