Little Women is an incredible period drama that’s funny, emotional, and extremely heartwarming throughout. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet all give incredible performances and have perfect chemistry.

About the film

The film follows the March sisters growing up outside of Concord, Massachusetts. Jo (Saoirse Ronan) is the principal character, a fiery free spirit known for her stubbornness. Meg (Emma Watson) is the oldest and most level-headed sister. Amy (Florence Pugh) is an immensely talented painter, brutally honest and bratty but with a pinch of humor. Beth (Eliza Scanlen) is gentle, unassuming and a remarkably good piano player.

The relationships between the sisters are spirited, playful, sometimes competitive but always loving. Gerwig nicely taps into each girl’s unique individuality, highlighting their strengths and flaws. Most importantly none of the girls ever get lost in the shuffle or feel shortchanged. Gerwig’s affection for Alcott’s novel and more importantly these characters are clearly seen in every frame. And while Jo may be the film’s lead, Gerwig treats all the sisters as equals.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet & Meryl Streep a.o.
Year: 2019
Length: 135 minutes
Language: English spoken

More information:

  • Date: Wednesday 8 March
  • Time: 19.00-21.45 (Doors open: 18.30)
  • Location: Aula/ Auditorium, Erasmus Building on campus Woudestein
  • Entrance: €4,-


Organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam