Petite Maman (U) (S)

Screening: Saturday 13th August 2022

  • 72 min
  • Drama, Fantasy
  • Realease date: 02 Jun 2021 (France)
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IMDB Rating:
7.4 / 10


A film with a big heart, happy and sad by turns but smiles win. Nelly has just lost her grandma and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse. Running time: 72 minutes.  French with subtitles.

Short item: Whiteboy

2021 – Director Matty Crawford.   A young boy and his mother move back to the Philippines. The boy struggles to assimilate within the local community but when he meets an estranged local spirit his perspective grows unexpectedly.   Beautifully executed thanks to a heart warming central performance from Thomas Bisland who conveys his character’s growing sense of despondency subtly throughout his journey.  Running time 22 minutes. 

NFTS Student Graduating Crew

Director/Writer – Matty Crawford
Producer – Karima Sammout Kanellopoulou
Cinematographer – Jack Edwards – Award for Best cinematographer 2022