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Céline Sciamma’s PETITE MAMAN, a deeply-affecting story about the reassuring ties of friendship in childhood

Starring Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz and Nina Meurisse
Written and directed by Céline Sciamma

Throughout the centuries philosophers have responded to the idea of death in many ways. Kierkegaard saw grief as a door to faith while Heidegger found it a way to give deeper meaning to one’s life. It was Camus who found the absurdity in it all. As adults, grief exists as an emotional conglomerate and people from all walks of life deal with it in different manners. As a child, to experience a ... more >

Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a lady on fire” enters the cannon

French film will be a part of the Criterion Collection

NEON and The Criterion Collection have announced the addition of Céline Sciamma’s "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" to The Criterion Collection library. The Cannes winner was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film, nominated by the Hollywood Critics Association for Best Foreign Language Film and was awarded Best Cinematography by the New York Film ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL – Moving and magical PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

This film is competing for a Palme D'Or

The year is 1770. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), the daughter of a renowned painter and a painter herself travels to an island off the coast of Brittany, tasked with painting the portrait of a noblewoman, Héloïse (Adèle Haenel). Héloïse has recently left the convent where she led a life of seclusion because of a family tragedy: Her sister has met a tragic end on the verge of marrying a Milanese ... more >