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Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

1995

USA

Color

97 minutes

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FAMILY FLICKS

A Little Princess

No film ticket purchase required. Free with general museum admission.

As World War I begins, 10-year-old Sara Crewe (Liesel Matthews) is growing up in India. But after she's sent to an English boarding school for safety, her wealthy father goes missing, and she is soon relegated to servitude by the headmistress. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess is directed by the filmmaker responsible for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

“ . . . another magical family film . . . [that] approaches the characters of children with calm solemnity and delight, placing them in vast, wonderful, frightening houses, and allowing them to discover some of the lessons of life there.” —Roger Ebert

“[Burnett's] story about a little girl who had everything, and lost everything, and endured, is an affirmation of more than the principle of happy endings: It is an affirmation of the human spirit, of the special heroism that can only be found in the very young and pure of heart. It is a book worthy, almost, of a place next to Dickens' A Christmas Carol.” San Francisco Chronicle