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Little Women (2019)

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TIMELESS STORY OF “LITTLE WOMEN” RESONATES IN FIRST TRAILER  

 

Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the first trailer of its heartwarming coming-of-age drama Little Women, from Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird).

Check out the trailer below and watch Little Women in Philippine cinemas soon.

Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms --  is both timeless and timely.  Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

Little Women will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #LittleWomenMovie

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    STARS OF “LITTLE WOMEN” STEP INTO

     THEIR CHARACTER POSTERS  

     

    The stars of Columbia Pictures’ heartwarming coming-of-age tale Little Women are featured in their individual character one-sheets, and the studio has shared them for the fans to enjoy.

    Check out the character posters below and watch Little Women in Philippine cinemas January 29.

    Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms --  is both timeless and timely.  Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    Little Women is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.















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    EMMA WATSON ANNOUNCES THE BOOK FAIRIES’
    WORLDWIDE “LITTLE WOMEN” ACTIVITY 
     
    MANILA, Dec. 20, 2020 -- Emma Watson has announced that starting today, book fairies around the globe, including the Philippines, are hiding over 2,000 copies of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, “Little Women.”



    The Book Fairies hide books every day, each adorned with a sticker which reads ‘Take this book, read it & leave it for the next person to enjoy’. In anticipation of the February 19 Philippine release of Sony Pictures’ “Little Women” movie, in which Watson stars as Meg March, book fairies are celebrating the novel and delighting book finders along the way.

    Every novel that The Book Fairies are hiding over the next few days contains a copy of a note from Emma herself hidden within the pages. In the note, which was handwritten, Emma talks about her enjoyment of being in the film, and hopes that the finder enjoys the book.

    The worldwide book-sharing project, The Book Fairies, leaves books in plain sight for lucky strangers to find, read and then share again. Launched on 8th March 2017, the project has since grown into over 100 countries – and the number of book fairies in action is close to 12,000. The iconic stickers are now available in 10 different languages, with the shared hashtag #ibelieveinbookfairies. There are books hidden every day and will be out in full force for this Little Women campaign.

    As part of the “Little Women” activity, The Book Fairies are working with Sony Pictures to share copies of the film tie-in edition of the book, featuring photographs from the film. On top of this, publishers around the world have donated books and book fairies have searched high and low for copies to hide as part of the activity. As a result, a total of 122 different editions of “Little Women” will be hidden during the campaign. One hundred and fifty book fairies in 38 countries are part of the effort, each finding public places in which to leave the books. They will share photos of the books being hidden on social media using the official campaign hashtag #LWBookFairies and you can see all of these collected on the worldwide accounts.

    Cordelia Oxley, Book Fairy in Chief, says about the campaign “Like many people, I’m excited about the release of the new Little Women film, as I have loved Louisa May Alcott’s novel since childhood. The joy of seeing book fairies join forces for a campaign of this magnitude is life affirming, and to have Emma Watson involved is an absolute delight. It’s been months in the planning and I hope the books all reach their perfect readers”.

     


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    edited January 27


    OSCAR BEST PICTURE NOMINEE “LITTLE WOMEN” 

    HOLDS SNEAK PREVIEWS FEB 10 & 11

     

    Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, the beloved story of four young sisters each determined to live life on their own terms -- has garnered six major Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh).

    In celebration of its Oscar nominations, Little Women will hold whole-day sneak previews in selected cinemas across the Philippines on Monday & Tuesday, February 10 & 11 (ahead of its grand opening on February 19).  The movie-going public is advised to check with their favorite cinemas for the screening hours.  Tickets will be available at regular admission prices.


    Praised by the London Critics Circle as “heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional,” Little Women also landed nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay (Gerwig), Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat) and Best Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran).  

    The film currently has a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an overall critical consensus that reads, “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.”

    Little Women also became only the third Best Picture Oscar nominee in history that was written, directed and produced by women (after 1993’s The Piano and 2010’s Winter’s Bone).

    Producer Amy Pascal is thrilled with the film’s six nominations. "I'm so proud of Greta. I'm so proud of Saoirse and Florence and Jacqueline and Alexandre,” Pascal told The Hollywood Reporter.  She elaborates that she has never had a more inspiring experience professionally than working with Gerwig. "Her brain is on fire constantly. Talking to her is like being on Wikipedia. She is firing on all cylinders at all times. She's incredibly well read. She knows everything about literature, theater, mathematics, geometry — I've never met anybody like that. She gets ideas and they spring out of her head and flower in a way that is truly exhilarating."

    Pascal concludes, “It’s the perfect time for this movie because women are talking more than ever about choices, about how to be, about money, about what power is and about how we get along with men.  Greta brings all this into the film by staying true to author Louisa May Alcott.  She said, ‘I want to make a movie unlike any other.  I want to make a movie from the book and if you go back to the book, it’s more controversial, funnier and darker than you think, and I want to make a movie that feels that real.’”  

    Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    In Philippine cinemas February 19, Little Women is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Join the conversation and connect with the hashtag #LittleWomenMovie

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    edited February 4


    SAOIRSE RONAN GETS A RECORD 4TH OSCAR NOMINATION WITH “LITTLE WOMEN”

    Twenty-five-year-old Saoirse Ronan's portrayal of Jo March in Greta Gerwig's Little Women earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a place in Academy history: it made her the second-youngest performer, male or female, to ever receive four Oscar nods.

    Ronan has been nominated for Best Actress twice before: in 2016 for Brooklyn and in 2018 for Lady Bird. Prior to those, in 2008, she was up for Best Supporting Actress at just 13 for her role in Atonement.

    Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.

    Ronan plays Jo March who stands as Alcott’s most influential creation—the rare fictional character who became a real-world heroine, inspiring generations of young dreamers aiming for lives of adventure and artistic expression.

    The role as envisioned by Gerwig needed an actor of near-supernatural transparency, and Gerwig already knew exactly who had that quality.  Having seen Ronan utterly embody the adolescent tornado of emotions at the center of Lady Bird, Gerwig knew Ronan could let the audience into Jo’s moods, her spirit, her thinking—and especially her “vortex of creativity” as Alcott called Jo’s daily bouts of writing.  

    “I can’t really talk about Saoirse,” Gerwig demurs, “because she’s just such a genius. I don’t know how she does it exactly.  But feel very blessed that she’s worked with me twice.”

    Ronan says that stepping into a role so beloved and so personal to every reader was a thrill—and a serious challenge.  The hard part was trying to get beyond a mere sketch of Jo’s iconic feistiness and bring to life a palpably real person as full of real doubts and confusion as she is of talent, independence and the hunger for change.  That meant thinking of Jo as a contemporary, a woman verging on modernity before anyone understood how complex identities would become in the turbid century about to unfold.  

    “Jo to me is similar to girls that you would see in this day and age,” says Ronan.  “And Greta felt she needed to be more modern than all the other girls that we see in the film in the way she moves and especially the way she speaks.  Finding the way someone speaks, that’s my doorway into who the character is, and what we’ve done with Jo’s voice has a relaxed modernity to it.”  

    Sneak Previews

    Little Women will hold whole-day sneak previews in selected cinemas across the Philippines on Monday & Tuesday, February 10 & 11 (ahead of its grand opening on February 19).  The movie-going public is advised to check with their favorite cinemas for the screening hours.  Tickets will be available at regular admission prices.

    Praised by the London Critics Circle as “heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional,” Little Women received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Gerwig).

    The film currently has a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an overall critical consensus that reads, “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.”

    Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    In Philippine cinemas February 19, Little Women is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Join the conversation and connect with  #LittleWomenMovie

     

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    LITTLE WOMEN SNEAK PREVIEWS CINEMAS TOMORROW:


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    TIMOTHEE CHALAMET, DASHING DISRUPTOR IN “LITTLE WOMEN”

     



    When the March sisters discover they have a dashing young neighbor, Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, he becomes both an honorary member of their circle and a disruptor who will ultimately fall in love with two of the sisters, in Columbia Pictures’ Little Women.  Taking the role is Timothée Chalamet, who caught the global spotlight with his Oscar®-nominated role in Call Me By Your Name, as well as Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird.

    For director-screenwriter Gerwig, Laurie and Jo (Saoirse Ronan) are mirror images.  “Jo is a girl with a boy’s name and Laurie is a boy with a girl’s name,” she notes.  “He is the gender-flipped twin of Jo.  And what Timothée did with him was magical.  As female viewers, we all have had this experience of imagining ourselves as boys, because so many main characters are boy, and we project ourselves into a boy’s journey. But through Timothée we see a boy projecting himself into a female world, which makes for something really special.”  

    Chalamet’s chemistry with Ronan reignited.   “Timothée matches Saoirse in gorgeousness, talent and emotion, which was so necessary because Jo and Laurie are doppelgangers,” says producer Amy Pascal.  

    For Chalamet, Laurie only comes into his own through meeting the March sisters.  “Laurie didn’t have the most idyllic childhood,” he explains.  “Financial holdings he does have but he never had friends as he was home-schooled and essentially locked up with his tutor Mr. Brooke.   So, when he discovers such tantalizing and root-like relationships with these girls, it allows him to grow.”

    As he grows, he also gets his heart shattered by Jo.  She always seemed to be his unquestionable soulmate, but their friendship existed outside the rules—something Jo knows the formality of marriage would alter.  Chalamet thinks perhaps Jo and Laurie might have worked out in a more perfect world.  “There’s a case to be made that their friendship could have led into a great married life,” he says. “But an argument can equally be made that they’re so similar they might have torn each other apart.”

    However, these rules of society do shape Laurie and Jo’s relationship, and later, Laurie and Amy’s.  As they grow into adults, Laurie and Amy (Florence Pugh) accept many of the constrictions imposed by society, but underlying these is a very real love.  This is the fitting conclusion: where Laurie’s love for Jo was intense but ephemeral, the love he finds for Amy is abiding and deep.  

    Ronan loved reuniting with Chalamet in a whole other space and time from Lady Bird.  “Having gotten to know each other on Lady Bird really helped us to settle straight into that brother-sister relationship,” she says. “There’s a level of security you get from working with the same actor.  He’s also very brave as an actor, willing to take risk after risk, which made him so right for Laurie.”  

    Praised by the London Critics Circle as “heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional,” Little Women received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

    The film currently has a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an overall critical consensus that reads, “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.”

    Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    In Philippine cinemas February 19, Little Women is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Join the conversation and connect with the hashtag #LittleWomenMovie

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    EMMA WATSON FOLLOWS HER DREAMS IN “LITTLE WOMEN”

     

    British actress Emma Watson (the Harry Potter films, Beauty and the Beast) plays Meg, the eldest of the March sisters, in Columbia Pictures’ Oscar-winning drama, Little Women (in Philippine cinemas February 19).

    Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.  Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    Meg may be the most traditionally maternal of the sisters, but she also is a headstrong perfectionist who knows exactly who she is and what she wants.  That’s what excited Emma Watson about the role.

    “What was really important to me about playing Meg is that I think her desire to be a mother and a wife is a feminist choice,” Watson explains.  “There’s this idea that in order to be a feminist you need to reject marriage.  But a union with a spouse is what Meg wants most in her heart.  As she says to Jo on her wedding day: just because my dreams are not the same as yours does not make them unimportant.”

    Adds Gerwig: “Meg wants to get married and have children, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have second thoughts about not marrying someone rich.  Meg figuring out how to make her life choices work is something that really struck me in re-reading the book.”  

    Having the chance to go beyond Meg’s joyful nuptials with the hard-working tutor John Brooke (James Norton) was especially intriguing for Watson.  “We’re used to seeing women get married and that’s where the story stops, so to actually see Meg navigate as a mother and wife, trying to figure out how you keep a relationship together under so many stresses, was refreshing,” says Watson.  “The realities push Meg to her edge.  They push her to ask: was everything I believed in real?  Do happy endings exist?  Can love last forever?  You see her fight for her dream because good things in life have to be earned.”  

    Practical as she is, Watson sees Meg as being drawn to John’s more ineffable side—his generosity and compassion.  “John continually steps into the breach when there is a crisis, doing the jobs that are unglamorous, and that’s what earns Meg’s respect.  She chooses a man who is going to show up.”

    Continues Watson, “Meg’s reasons for why she wants to marry John are all about how he cared for her father when he was wounded and how he treats her mother and sisters as though they are his own.  Those are things that truly matter to her, and the way he is there for the family on a daily basis has an incredible value that Meg sees clearly.”  

    Praised by the London Critics Circle as “heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional,” Little Women received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress (Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Pugh) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Gerwig).

    The film currently has a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an overall critical consensus that reads, “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.”

    Little Women is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Join the conversation and connect with  #LittleWomenMovie



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    OSCAR-WORTHY: FLORENCE PUGH DAZZLES AS AMY MARCH IN “LITTLE WOMEN”

     

    Florence Pugh (Midsommar) paints an alluring and psychologically complex portrait of Amy, the youngest of the March sisters, in Columbia Pictures’ inspiring drama, Little Women.  The British star received universal acclaim for her performance, including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.    



    Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.  Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

    Amy March has always been controversial among readers.  Strident and at times mischievous, she gets her way far more than any other March, often eclipsing Jo.  “Amy is usually known merely as the spoiled youngster because she’s cheeky and she fantasizes about love and riches,” acknowledges Pugh. “But what interested me is that this Amy is an artist who is incredibly passionate about being the best version of herself—or she won’t do it at all.  What I fell in love with straight away with in Greta’s script is that here you get to see Amy’s quest for brilliance, and also how human she is in her failures.  Perhaps we are all actually a lot more like Amy than Jo.”  

    Amy’s relationship with Jo is tinged with competitiveness and envy.  But it also comes to involve a tricky a love triangle, as Amy falls in love with Laurie, who has always been smitten with Jo.  Pugh notes that Amy’s longing for Laurie is utterly authentic.  “We’ve all felt the pain of being in love with someone who doesn’t know it, and that’s Amy with Laurie.  Marrying the man who loved her sister is definitely confusing and complicated—but maybe it’s also the right thing.”

    The deepest draw for Pugh was, as for her cast mates, the sisterhood that endures through the eruptions of conflict.  “The sisterly bond is everything in this story.  At times the sisters support each other and at others they despise each other, but it all feels real,” says Pugh.  

    For Saoirse Ronan, Pugh’s take on Amy changed the way she saw the character.  “Florence has done something with Amy that I don’t think anyone has done before—she’s given her bite,” she describes.  “She’s not simply a girly girl, she’s got this fire to her that is very, very exciting.”

    Praised by the London Critics Circle as “heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional,” Little Women received six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress (Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Pugh) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Gerwig).

    The film currently has a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with an overall critical consensus that reads, “With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.”

    Little Women is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Join the conversation and connect with  #LittleWomenMovie

     

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