The Governess

1998, Movie, R, 114 mins

The Governess
Jane Campion Lite, with a Daphne du Maurier chaser. Rosina da Silva (Minnie Driver) is a privileged, 19th-century Englishwoman whose unconventional plans for her future are radically altered after her father is murdered. To help support her mother and younger sister, Rosina takes a position as a governess on a remote Scottish island, neglecting to tell her prospective employers that she's Jewish. Full of romantic expectations, Rosina -- now going by the more Christian-sounding "Mary Blackchurch" -- is sorely disappointed: The manor house is a damp and dreary pile. Rosina's charge, Clementina (Florence Hoath), is a spoiled, morbid child. The lady of the house (Harr...
Released: 1998 Rated: R Length: 114 mins

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