a little princess–movie night with the girls

25 01 2014

A very long time ago…
… there lived a beautiful princess,
in a mystical land known as…
…lndia.
She was married to the
handsome Prince Rama…
… who had been banished
to the enchanted forest…
…by his jealous stepmother,
Queen Kaikeyi.
One day…
…Princess Sita saw a wounded deer
in the woods…
…and she begged Rama
to go and help it.
Rama drew a circle in the ground
and said to her:
”This is a magic circle.
So long as you stay inside it…
…no harm can come to you. ”
That night,
the princess heard a horrible cry.
Help me.
Thinking it was her beloved Rama
in danger…
… the princess ran from the circle
to answer the cry.
She soon came across
an old beggar man.
Although she had no money
to give him…
…she could not refuse his plea.
As soon as he had the bracelet…
. . .he transformed into the
He grabs her and takes her
to his palace. . .
. . .to make her his bride.
Did you ever know
a real prince, Maya?

– A Little Princess (1995) Movie Script

conversation with Philomena during the film (age 7)

– mummy, why did they just call her a princess? is she a real princess?
– because being a princess is about behaving like a princess. and she just did didn’t she?
– like thinking of others first, before yourself, right?
– yes, my love, exactly.

l am a princess.
All girls are.
Even if they live
in tiny old attics.
Even if they dress in rags.
Even if they aren’t pretty
or smart or young.
They’re still princesses.
All of us.

– A Little Princess (1995) Movie Script

had no idea alfonzo cuaron made this gorgeous film. so wonderful.

 


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