Àma Gloria [PG] | BREC International Film Festival Winter 2023 | BREC

Àma Gloria [PG]

BREC International Film Festival Winter 2024 17 to 28 July 2024
Ticket Prices Full: $19 | Conc/Student: $17 | Under 18: $12 | Group 8: $14
BREC Cinesaver Pass   One Pass, Five Entries: Full: $85 | Conc/Student: $75

For the best value on your cinema tickets, purchase a BREC Cinesaver Pass, valid for 5 entries to any of the BREC International Film Festival screenings in Winter 2024!
BREC Cinesaver Passes can be purchased online, or via the BREC Box Office on 1300 661 272.
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DIRECTOR: Marie Amachoukeli
CAST: Louise Mauroy-Panzani, Ilça Moreno Zego, Arnaud Rebotini, Fredy Gomes Tavares, Abnara Gomes Varela, Domingos Borges Almeida
COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French, Creole with subtitles
GENRE: Drama
CLASSIFICATION: PG – Mild themes
RUN TIME: 84 mins

View Sessions
Wednesday
17 July 2024
4:00 pm
Saturday
20 July 2024
5:30 pm
Wednesday
24 July 2024
1:30 pm
View Sessions

Àma Gloria [PG]

Celebrated as one of the major discoveries of the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Marie Amachoukeli’s remarkable ÀMA GLORIA is a vibrant drama exploring the precious bond between a six-year-old French girl and her nanny, and what happens when it is unexpectedly placed in jeopardy.

Paris, present day. Vivacious, personable young Cléo (extraordinary newcomer Louise Mauroy-Panzani) lives with her widowed father (Arnaud Rebotini), but has mostly been raised by her beloved Cape Verdean carer, Gloria (Ilça Moreno Zego), in whose comforting arms she finds refuge and emotional stability. So when Gloria’s mother passes away – a life-changing blow for both of them – Gloria must return to her homeland to care for her own children. To ease the anguish of the impending separation, Gloria invites Cléo to her island community to spend one last summer together. There, the young girl will discover an entirely different culture and a new family, and must learn to understand that the world does not revolve around her.

From the producers of Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, ÀMA GLORIA exquisitely captures themes of family, separation and the ties that bind people together from the point of view of its capricious young protagonist. A natural in front of the camera, Mauroy-Panzani conveys every element of joy, sadness, bravery and regret that Cléo experiences as she confronts seismic change. Her beguiling performance is this deeply moving film’s beating heart.

“Deeply moving. A debut made dazzling by an astonishingly intricate performance from its six-year-old star. The considerable power of Ama Gloria lies not in its take on colonial conscience, nor even in its insights into the complex economical and emotional dynamics of the child-nanny bond. It is in its unmatched portrait of one brave little heart.”
Jessica Kiang, VARIETY

“Quite the heartbreaker. Beguiling… the film’s subtle touch and generous spirit proves captivating.”
Allan Hunter, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“Incredibly moving and exquisitely sensitive. With tiny, delicate brushstrokes, Marie Amachoukeli paints an accurate and poignant picture (without any heavy-handedness) which is inspired in the simple way it singles out subtle yet incredibly crucial moments: a movement, a look, an ordinary situation which resonates inside of us.”
Fabien Lemercier, CINEUROPA

“By turns selfish, funny, affectionate, cruel and conniving, Cléo is a showstopper – perhaps the most vividly drawn child character since Tatum O’Neal in ‘Paper Moon’ – and Mauroy-Panzani’s performance is a thing of wonder, so finely shaded and so deeply felt as to put most adult actors to shame. By the end, I felt like I’d witnessed something precious: a sort of parable about the twinned nature of love and sacrifice.”
Shane Danielsen, THE MONTHLY


OPENING NIGHT SELECTION (CRITIC’S WEEK) – 2023 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER – 2023 JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL – Best International Film Prize

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2024 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Spotlight)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2023 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Bright Horizons)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2023 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Ticket Prices

Full: $19
Conc/Student: $17
Under 18: $12
Group 8: $14

BREC Cinesaver Pass

One Pass, Five Entries
Full: $85
Concession/Student: $75

For the best value on your cinema tickets, purchase a BREC Cinesaver Pass, valid for 5 entries to any of the BREC International Film Festival screenings in Winter 2024!

BREC Cinesaver Passes can be purchased online, or via the BREC Box Office on 1300 661 272.

BUY A BREC CINESAVER PASS

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Purchase tickets online, skip the queue and head straight upstairs to the Sky Bar where you can soak up the Festival Hub atmosphere until the theatre opens.

Tickets & Venue Info

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Join us in the BREC Film Festival Hub

The BREC Film Festival Hub offers a welcoming space for you to connect and converse with fellow film lovers as you enjoy our delicious food, a drink and a convivial atmosphere.

This winter we are adding house made soup of the day along with our ever-popular toasted Panini, boutique beers, South West wines, our new range of zero alcohol drinks and snacks!

So come gather with like-minded film-loving folk, grab yourself a cup of something warm and cosy up this winter in the BREC Film Festival Hub to revel or relax as you take in the full experience.