Irish Film Institute -LITTLE WOMEN


Director: Greta Gerwig

135 mins, USA, 2019, Digital

This film is F-Rated. 

This film was released on 27th December 2019 and is no longer screening.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s adaptation, the beloved story of the March sisters takes on a self-reflexive tone, as she wryly interrogates some of the more traditional aspects of the story, offering a contemporary, feminist commentary on proceedings.

Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their wealthy, foppish neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as their endlessly generous mother, and Meryl Streep as sharp-tongued Aunt March.

(Notes by David O’Mahony.)

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