A Little Princess (1995)

Opens in July

Director: Alfonso Cuaron Run Time: 100 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1995

Starring: Arthur Malet, Darcie Bradford, Eleanor Bron, Errol Sitahal, Heather DeLoach, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews, Rusty Schwimmer, Taylor Fry, Vanessa Lee Chester

Country: United States
Language: English, French


Screening as part of From Book to Film 2022


About the film:

When her father leaves to fight in WWII, born-storyteller Sara is sent to boarding school where the severe headmistress tries to stifle her creative spirit. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

“That rarest of creations, a children’s film that plays equally well to kids and adults… An exquisite, perfectly played serious fantasy that movingly stresses the importance of magic and the imagination”

—Todd McCarthy for Variety

About the filmmaker:

Four-time Academy Award-winner and festival favorite Alfonso Cuarón studied cinema and philosophy before shooting his critically acclaimed first film, Love in the Time of Hysteria (1991). His feature films include A Little Princess (1995)Great Expectations (1998), and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and Children of Men (2006). Cuarón also took part in the collective film, Paris, I Love You, presented in 2006 at the opening of Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

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