Àma Gloria

Àma Gloria

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
Overflowing with tenderness that can break your heart, yet soaked in the truth of experiences that feel lived, visceral, and real, Àma Gloria attempts to explore the material from which the bonds of love are made and finds it complex, intricate, harsh, and ever so fragile. Six-year-old Cleo holds a deep affection for her nanny, Gloria, beyond anything else. When Gloria returns to her homeland, Cleo pays her a visit for one last transformative summer they will share together. It's not certain you can talk about a ‘coming-of-age‘ movie when the heroine is only six years old, but here you experience an almost literal emotional odyssey, full of depth and power, without a single saccharine moment, only dense, compelling truth. Which is made all the greater by the stirring performance of the young lead, Louise Mauroy-Panzani.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.


Direction: Marie Amachoukeli
Script: Marie Amachoukeli
Cinematography: Inès Tabarin
Editing: Suzana Pedro
Sound: Yolande Decarsin, Fanny Martin, Daniel Sobrino
Music: Fanny Martin
Actors: Louise Mauroy-Panzani, Ilça Moreno Zego, Arnaud Rebotini, Fredy Gomes Tavares, Abnara Gomes Varela, Domingos Borges Almeida
Production: Lilies Films
Producers: Bénédicte Couvreur
Costumes: Agathe Meinnemare
Production Design: Zoé Carré
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 84'
Distribution in Greece: Ama Films
Contact: Pyramide International
Awards/Distinctions: The Nechama Rivilin Award for Best International Film – Jerusalem Film Festival (2023)

Marie Amachoukeli

A French director and writer of Georgian descent, born in Paris in 1979. She made her writing debut in 2005 with the short film Tantalus. Among her most famous films, C’est gratuit pour les filles (2009), Raw (2016), and Savage (2018). She won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Festival in 2014 for her film Party Girl, whereas her latest feature Ama Gloria opened the 2023 Semaine de la Critique.

Filmography

2009 It’s Free for Girls (co-direction, short)
2013 Demolition Party (co-direction, short)
2014 Party Girl (co-direction)
2022 Àma Gloria