The Governess


1h 54m 1998

Brief Synopsis

The Da Silvas are a contented and affectionate family, secure in the vibrant warmth of the Sephardic Jewish community in London of the early 1840's. The family's eldest daughter, Rosina, is a spirited young woman who secretly dreams of going on the stage. Headstrong and charming, she is the delight

Film Details

Also Known As
Governess
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bbc Films; British Screen Finance; MIRAMAX; Pandora Films; Pandora Films; Parallax Pictures; Peerless Camera Company; Sony Classical
Distribution Company
Alliance Entertainment; Bbc Worldwide; Cts; Lucky Red; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Brodick Castle Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

The Da Silvas are a contented and affectionate family, secure in the vibrant warmth of the Sephardic Jewish community in London of the early 1840's. The family's eldest daughter, Rosina, is a spirited young woman who secretly dreams of going on the stage. Headstrong and charming, she is the delight of her father. But when Rosina's father is murdered, the shocked family is plunged into debt. Rejecting the confines of an arranged marriage, Rosina resolves instead to support her family herself and make her way in the world outside.

Crew

Mick Boggis

Dubbing Mixer

Veronica Brebner

Chief Make-Up & Hair Designer

Debbie Brodie

Other

Warren Cowan

Publicity (Phil Symes & Associates)

C Jay Cox

Screenwriter

Oliver Curtis

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Sarah Curtis

Producer

Jeremy Davis

Incidental Music Adviser

Mike Feinberg

Adr Editor

Nick Fulton

Location Manager (London)

Joe Gibbs

Location Manager (Scotland)

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Sandra Goldbacher

Screenwriter

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Sarah Greenwood

Production Designer

Matt Grey

2nd Camera Operator

John Griffiths

Foley Editor

Michelle Guish

Casting

Hilary Guthrie

Wardrobe Mistress

Danny Hambrook

Sound Recorder

Caroline Harris

Costume Designer

Stephanie Haruni

Researcher Of Jewish Studies

Alan Hayter

Transportation

Ofra Haza

Vocalist

Stewart Henderson

Dialogue Editor

Sally Hibbin

Executive Producer

David Hiscock

Period Stills Photographer

Andrew Jack

Dialogue Coach

Miranda Jones

Post-Production Coordinator

Mark Levy

Other

Cathy Lord

Production Supervisor

Isabel Lorente

Editor

Isabelle Lorente

Editor

Ann Lynch

Production Coordinator

Alan Martin

Other

Maurice Martin

Other

Stephen Mclaughlin

Music Recorder & Mixer

Vicky Newman

Hair & Make-Up Artist

Caroline O'reilly

Script Supervisor

Clive Pendry

Dubbing Mixer

Philip Pickett

Other

Nick Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator

Chris Reynolds

Special Effects Supervisor

Philip Robinson

Art Director

Ashley Rowe

Director Of Photography

Rosy Sanders

Choreography

Marco Scotti

Costume Supervisor

Jupiter Sen

Supervising Sound Editor

Edward Shearmur

Music

Lucy Skeaping

Sephardi Party Music

Tom Sparks

Digital Dream/Photo Sequence (Smoke & Mirrors)

Katie Spencer

Set Decorator

Tony Statham

Scenic Artist

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Ted Swanscott

Foley Mixer

John Themis

Other

Jim Threapleton

3rd Assistant Director

Gill Tingay

Other

Beni Turkson

2nd Assistant Director

Stephen Woolfenden

1st Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Governess
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Bbc Films; British Screen Finance; MIRAMAX; Pandora Films; Pandora Films; Parallax Pictures; Peerless Camera Company; Sony Classical
Distribution Company
Alliance Entertainment; Bbc Worldwide; Cts; Lucky Red; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Brodick Castle Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of a Special Mention at the 1998 Dinard Festival of British Film.

Released in United States Summer July 31, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Moncica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.

Completed shooting September 3, 1997.

Began shooting July 15, 1997.

Released in United States Summer July 31, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 16, 1999

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Moncica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.)