Petite Maman (PG)

Petite Maman movie poster

A film by Céline Sciamma.

Nelly, an eight year old girl, 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 mum, Marion, used to play and built the treehouse she’s heard so much about. One day her mother abruptly leaves. That’s when Nelly meets a girl her own age in the woods building a treehouse. Her name is Marion.

Cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Stéphane Varupenne, Nina Meurisse, Margo Abascal

Director: Céline Sciamma

★★★★★ "Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages." OBSERVER UK

★★★★★ "A time travel tale fuelled by grief's blue flame." LITTLE WHITE LIES

★★★★★ "Is the film a shivery gothic? Sci-fi? A fairytale? A little of each and entirely itself, a brief masterpiece of parents and childhood, past and future." FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★★ "A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma's last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It's enchanting." EMPIRE MAGAZINE

★★★★★ "What a superb movie - a jewel of this year's Berlin film festival." GUARDIAN

★★★★ "The children give outstanding performances, and the theme is handled with delicacy and a sense of something like wonder." DAVID STRATTON

★★★★ "We forget a lot of things when we grow up. This film is a wonderful reminder." ROGEREBERT.COM

★★★★ "It’s a film that’s equal parts about the fragility of childhood and the tension of familial ties, and its success relies on the subtle power of Sciamma’s arresting child actors." OBSERVER


Starts from Thursday, 9 June 2022. Session times to be announced.

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $13 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

Most cards accepted.

Reservations: • Phone: 02 47871577