It’s SIFF season, baby!with 262 films over 11 days (April 14–24) screening both in-person and online. We’re rounding up some of our favorites. Every day, expect two more recommendations on Slog.
This movie hit me…hard. Courtesy of SIFF
Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman (“little mother”) follows eight-year-old Nelly, who temporarily moves to the countryside so her parents can clear out her late grandma’s home. Unable to deal with the loss, Nelly’s mom suddenly leaves, and later that day, Nelly meets an eight-year-old girl who looks just like her in the woods outside her home (*wink wink*). Sciamma’s tale of grief holds a quiet, spellbinding magic. It’ll make you want to call your mother immediately.
Playing aton Monday, April 18 at 9 pm.