Little Women (U)
Dir: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
US, 2019, 135 mins
Saoirse Ronan reunites with Lady Bird writer-director Greta Gerwig to play Jo March, the oldest of four young spirited sisters forging their identities in mid-19th-century Massachusetts. Drawing on Louisa May Alcott’s writings and novel of the same name this superb adaptation reflects back and forth on their fictional lives, questioning some of the more traditional aspects of the timeless story and offering a fresh, more contemporary commentary on it.