The Governess Poster

Release Date: July 31st, 1998

DVD Release Date: February 16th, 1999

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Following her father's murder, a London Jew, Rosina da Silva (Minnie Driver), reinvents herself as a Protestant governess on a remote Scottish island. Schooling the Cavendish family's daughter, Clementina (Florence Hoath), she soon incites the amorous passions of patriarch Charles (Tom Wilkinson), a scientist obsessed with capturing the photographic image. When his rebellious son Henry (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) arrives home, complications arise, emotions entangle and secrets inevitably spill out.

Cast: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Harriet Walter, Arlene Cockburn, Emma Bird, Adam Levy

Director: Sandra Goldbacher

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Pandora Cinema

Keywords: Daughter, Forbidden love, Mother, Escape, Passionate, Sacrifice, Son, London, House

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Awards

Nominated Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer in British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)