Petite Maman

Petite Maman ★★★★½

A rather remarkable and indelible film from Céline Sciamma. It's so simple and gentle with how it plays out, yet it's fully realized with its yearning childhood fairytale aims. Not sure many films could match the efficiency of how this one sets up its story and dreamlike perspective. The aims of this type of story and approach probably isn't for most people but I'm forever going to be in on a story that wears its thematic and emotional intentions and questions on its sleeve. There really isn't a false note or wasted detail. Truly enjoyed the minor mystery and abstraction to the style and perspective - not to mention the short runtime - it's a dream done right.

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