Berlin: Neon Takes Celine Sciamma's 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' Follow-Up for North America

Courtesy of Lilies Films

From left: Joséphine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz in 'Petite Maman'

'Petite Maman' premiered in competition at the Berlinale.

After working together on the domestic release of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Neon has acquired the North American rights to Céline Sciamma's Petite Maman.

Petite Maman, which premiered at Berlinale, is a time-travel story that follows 8-year-old Nelly, who has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out the childhood home of her mother, Marion. While exploring the surrounding woods, she meets a girl her own age, who looks exactly like her and is named Marion.

Sisters Joséphine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz star in the feature, with Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne and Margot Abascal.

Bénédicte Couvreur prodcued via Lilies Films.

mk2 negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers and is handling international sales.