Frances Hodgson’s timeless tale, The Secret Garden is about to be brought back to the big screen with a dash of wondrous magical realism that is sure to delight both children and adults alike, and this one is set to be an amazing watch.
From the Producer of Harry Potter and Paddington, comes this beautiful adaption of the classic book, The Secret Garden, which stars Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Academy Award nominee Julie Walters, and which is set to arrive in cinemas on September 24.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx – Genius, The Little Stranger), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents.
When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Academy Award and BAFTA-winner Colin Firth – A Single Man, The King’s Speech, Bridget Jones’s Baby) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (BAFTA-winner Julie Walters – Mary Poppins Returns, Harry Potter, Mamma Mia) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis – Guilt, Electric Dreams) for company.
Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – Genius, There She Goes), who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite.
While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson – His Dark Materials, The Kid Who Would Be King) who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg.
Once brought together, these three damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
To celebrate the release of The Secret Garden, which arrives in cinemas on September 24 we have four double passes to giveaway to this wondrous film thanks to our friends at Studiocanal NZ.
To go into the draw to win yourself a double pass answer the following question:
Who is the director of The Secret Garden?
Send your answer, along with your name and postal address, to email@example.com by Sunday 20 September. Winners will be contacted via email on Monday 21 September.
Terms and Conditions
Open to New Zealand residents only. Rated PG.
Image: Studio Canal NZ