Ponette


1h 37m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Portrait of a bewildered 4-year-old girl, Ponette, who receives the news that her mother has been killed in a car accident in which her own life was spared. Her heartbroken father tries, ineffectually, to comfort the distraught child, who can barely comprehend what happened. Soon after, the father h

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Arrow Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Portrait of a bewildered 4-year-old girl, Ponette, who receives the news that her mother has been killed in a car accident in which her own life was spared. Her heartbroken father tries, ineffectually, to comfort the distraught child, who can barely comprehend what happened. Soon after, the father has to go away on business and leaves Ponette with her aunt and cousins.

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Arrow Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1997 award for Best Foreign-Language Film from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States June 20, 1997

Released in United States March 1997

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States on Video May 26, 1998

Released in United States Summer May 23, 1997

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Main Programme) November 8-17, 1996.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 9, 1996.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 9, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade Theater) as part of program "Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Today" March 14-27, 1997.)

Released in United States Summer May 23, 1997

Released in United States on Video May 26, 1998

Released in United States June 20, 1997 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Main Programme) November 8-17, 1996.)