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A Little Princess

A Little Princess
  • 1995
  • US
  • 97 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
  • Cast: Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews.

Young Sara is forced to leave her privileged life in India for a New York girls' boarding school when WW1 breaks out. Things turn for the worst, however, when her father is reported missing in action and, penniless, she is subjected to the cruelty of schoolmistress Miss Minchin. A movie with a sense of real magic and love of storytelling, that is beautifully designed and intelligently acted.

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Kirkcaldy Film Festival 2014 - Children's Classic

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Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham

Based on the much-loved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this family drama follows young Sara (Liesel Matthews) when she is forced to live in a New York boarding school after her beloved father enlists to fight in the First World War.

When he is reported dead and Sara is left penniless, however, her circumstances change and she can only stay on at the school by working as a servant. It's then that she discovers how strict Miss Minchin (Eleanor Bron), the headmistress, can be.

Alfonso Cuarón went on to direct Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, and here again proves his ability to elicit terrific performances from the youngest of his cast members.

Running Time 93 mins

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