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  • U
  • Drama, Family
  • 1995
  • 97 mins

A Little Princess

A Little Princess


A lush and lovely children's movie, based on a book by Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett and directed by Cuaron. Matthews plays Burnett's resourceful heroine Sara Crewe, who is left in a gorgeous New York boarding school under the watchful eye of stern headmistress Bron while her father goes off to war. Bad stuff happens, of course, but intelligence, kindness and a little magic save the day.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Eleanor Brown, Liesel Matthews, Rusty Schwimmer, Vanessa Lee Chester, Arthur Malet, Liam Cunningham
  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Writer: Elizabeth Chandler, Richard LaGravenese
  • Producer: Mark Johnson
  • Photographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

In a nutshell

Cuaron finds the perfect style for this trusted formula; what could have been routine kids' stuff flourishes with his sure feeling for space, light and colour.

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