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The Emotional Lives of … 8 Year-Olds!: Céline Sciamma Begins Filming “Petite Maman”

The Emotional Lives of … 8 Year-Olds!: Céline Sciamma Begins Filming “Petite Maman”

After portraits dealing on teenage sexuality (Water Lilies), gender identity (Tomboy), reinvention (Girlhood) and yearning (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Céline Sciamma will be working with her youngest cast yet in Petite Maman. Filming on her fifth feature film began this week and last until the beginning of December on project that is likely filming in Paris on current lockdown. Details on the film haven’t been divulged but it features two eight-year-old children.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire cinematographer Claire Mathon (also Atlantics) reteam with Sciamma. Lilies Films is producing. This is not the only project currently filming with the “Sciamma name” as Jacques Audiard is currently lensing his ninth feature – one that was co-written with Sciamma. We’ll be updating this project over the weeks to come.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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