Secret Garden – Secret Garden

Secret Garden – Secret Garden

A new version of “The Secret Garden” is currently showing in cinemas. The story of the book of the same title by Frances Hodgson Burnett. If you liked the story, we highly invite you to look for the 1993 film version. The 1993 version was directed by Agnieszka Holland and the musical score was written by Zbigniew Preisner, two big names in Polish cinema.

The 1993 version is not the first version of the film. Previous versions are those from 1949 and the silent film from 1919.

The film was filmed partly at Allerton Castle in Yorkshire and received critical acclaim and was a commercial success. In 2005, the British Film Institute included it in its list of the 50 films a 14-year-old should see.

Trailer for the movie 1993

The story of “Secret Garden”

Mary grew up in India. She was spoiled by her servants there and ignored by her parents. When her parents die (in the film from an earthquake, in the book from an epidemic) she is shipped as an orphan to the United Kingdom where she is placed under her uncle’s guardianship. He is the widower of the girl’s mother’s sister. In the large castle and the surrounding garden, the girl encounters various secrets that change her and the inhabitants…

A beautiful film in which Agnieszka Holland’s images and Zbigniew Preisner’s music go hand in hand. Below is the film’s music album on Spotify. The 1993 film is still available On DVD.

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