Acquired after its world premiere as the opening film of Cannes Critics’ Week 2023, and following its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, the captivating French feature ÀMA GLORIA, directed by award-winning filmmaker Marie Amachoukeli, is released by BFI Distribution in UK and Ireland cinemas on 14 June 2024.

Photo: Àma Gloria (2023)/Lilies Films –

A Lilies Films production, it is produced by Céline Sciamma’s regular producer Bénédicte Couvreur (PETITE MAMAN, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, GIRLHOOD). The film was a big hit with audiences in France, quickly expanding on its initial cinema run. Following the UK theatrical release it will be available on BFI Player as a subscription exclusive from 22 July 2024.

Photo: Àma Gloria (2023)/Lilies Films –

What is the movie about?

Six-year-old Cléo (an exceptional performance by six-year-old 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 so 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 with a megawatt smile is determined to fit in, whatever it takes. Consequently she begins to learn about growing up and becoming more independent.

Watch Àma Gloria Trailer

ÀMA GLORIA has been nominated for awards at film festivals including Zurich, Brussels and Thessaloniki and screened at the Dublin Film Festival earlier this year.

Opening in cinemas in the UK & Ireland on 14 June 2024

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