Ama Gloria (15)
Cléo lives with her widowed father in Paris, but it is Gloria who looks after her and is the centre of her world. Watch her light up as she’s picked up from school. When demands on Gloria mean she has to return home to Cape Verde – she has a family of her own – Cléo is permitted to go and spend the summer with her. Louise Mauroy-Panzani as Cléo conveys changing emotions with remarkable instinct and candour, not least the painful realisation that love does not equal possession.
Preview courtesy of BFI Distribution.