Irish Film Institute -ÀMA GLORIA



84 mins, France, 2023, Digital, Subtitled

Six-year-old Cléo (an exceptional performance by Louise Mauroy-Panzani) loves her nanny Gloria (Ilça Moreno Zego) more than anything. When Gloria suddenly has to return home to Cape Verde to look after her own children, Cléo makes her promise that they will see each other again very soon. Gloria invites Cléo to visit her and the two have to make the most of their last summer together. Cléo finds Gloria’s young son César resents her being close to his mother, but this spirited, brave little girl is determined to fit in, whatever it takes, and consequently she begins to learn about growing up and becoming more independent. Based on her own childhood experience of being looked after by a Portuguese woman, Maria Amachoukeli’s delicate, beautifully observed second feature is a modestly scaled triumph.

There will be Open Captioned screenings at 13.00 on Friday 14th, and 18.40 on Tuesday 18th.

Notes by David O’Mahony

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