Though it largely slipped under the radar on its release, Valérie Massadian’s haunting first feature has only grown in stature since, celebrated for its Bressonian narrative economy and unsettling, enigmatic vision of childhood. In a remote stretch of the French countryside, 4-year-old Nana lives with her mother, their domestic routines captured in static long takes at once distanced and intimate. When Nana returns home one day to an empty house, her mother mysteriously absent, this cryptic anti–fairy tale takes on sinister dimensions. Leaving its spare narrative tantalizingly open-ended, Nana instead remains firmly immersed in its young heroine’s child’s-eye consciousness, evoking her increasingly precarious world with quiet, eerie tension.
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