Klein Skiamma continues to prove herself as one of the most perfect and unpredictable contemporary French directors thanks to her sequel Portrait of the young girl on fire (2019), the uniquely emotional LITTLE MOM. After the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nellie accompanies her parents to her mother’s orphanage to begin the complex process of cleaning up its contents. When Nellie explores the house and the surrounding forests, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her age who is building a treehouse. Then there’s a tender story of childhood heartache, memory, and connection.
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