Ponette is a drama. This film highlights the emotional turmoil of a young girl subsequent to her mother's death. From the beginning, the storyline is somber. After a car accident, four-year-old Ponette must face the loss of her mother. This task is challenging. She does not want to accept her mother is gone and continues to wait for her. The adults in her life offer up religious explanations with the hopes of helping her cope, but fail. It also doesn't help when Ponette's peers tease her. However, by the end she finds solace in an unusual way.