The Secret Garden U

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This film was last shown on 2 July 2022

Screening as part of our Filmosophy for Families season is The Secret Garden, Agnieszka Holland’s stunning 1993 adaptation of the classic and timeless Francis Hodgson Burnett tale.

When Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in England after the death of her parents, his manner and sorrow leaves her feeling bitterly alone. Neglected once again, she begins to explore the estate and discovers a garden that has become hidden away. Aided by one of the servant’s boys, Mary begins to restore the garden to its former glory, discovering the restorative powers of nature, curiosity, friendship and nurturing along the way.

Join philosophers from Thinking Space in Showroom 5 after the screening for a free, fun and interactive Filmosophy for Families session, where we’ll be exploring some of the film’s philosophical themes. Please note capacity is limited and workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis.

This screening is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at

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Agnieszka Holland
Andrew Knott, Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith


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