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A Little Princess

Ajyal Film Series

/ Feature Narrative / United States of America / 1995 / 97 min / Colour / 35mm
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, Fantasy, Family
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.



A privileged, free-spirited young girl tries to adapt to life in a strict boarding school in this charming, critically acclaimed children's fantasy. Adapting a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the film shifts the story's setting to World War I. 10-year-old Sara Crewe has been left in a respected New York City boarding school while her British father heads overseas to fight. Filled with wild stories and a playful attitude, the unconventional Sara becomes popular amongst her classmates but quickly comes into conflict with the harsh headmistress, Miss Minchin.

About the Director

Alfonso Cuarón is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He is best known for his dramas 'A Little Princess' (1995) and 'Y Tu Mamá También' (2001), fantasy film 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' (2004), and science fiction thrillers 'Children of Men' (2006) and 'Gravity' (2013). Among the most successful and talked-about Mexican filmmakers of his generation, he has shown a remarkable versatility, able to embrace old-school Hollywood elegance as well as rough-edged and darker-themed contemporary stories, and has been nominated for six Academy Awards.

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