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Àma Gloria (12A)

A six year old with glasses on looks forward curiously.

Six-year-old Cléo spends a final summer with her beloved nanny Gloria, in this richly moving drama from Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq.

Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything. When Gloria must return to Cape Verde to care for her own children, the two must make the most of their last summer together.

This French language drama tells the story of a nanny from the perspective of young Cléo, played by the powerful six-year-old Louise Mauroy-Panzani. Gloria is tenderly brought to life by Ilça Moreno Zego. Directed by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, whose 2014 film Party Girl won the Un Certain Regard Ensemble Prize and the Camera d'Or award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Opening Critic's Choice Week at this past Cannes Film Festival, Àma Gloria is a surprisingly hard-hitting film, looking at the sacrifices we all make for family, and the raw truth that sometimes we don't know what is best for them. 

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France 2023 dir Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq 84 min

French with English subtitles

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