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Directed by Gillian Armstrong • 1994 • United States
Starring Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado
Australian New Wave luminary Gillian Armstrong (MY BRILLIANT CAREER) comes to Hollywood with an all-star cast for this beautifully crafted adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel. Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, and Susan Sarandon are the 1990s dream team who bring to life the story of the four March sisters, whose experiences of love, strife, and awakening independence unfold against a glowing depiction of nineteenth-century New England family life. Armstrong’s skilled direction and loyalty to the spirit of Alcott’s vision makes for one of the finest and most enduring versions of this oft-adapted, evergreen classic.