Music directorLeonard Rosenman Duration CountryNew Zealand
WriterSylvia Ashton-Warner, F. Fairfax, Michael Firth, Michele Quill Release date1985 CastEleanor David, Tom Wilkinson (Keith Henderson), Nigel Terry Similar moviesThe Worlds Fastest Indian (2005), An Angel at My Table (1990), Michael Firth directed Sylvia and Heart of the Stag, Barry Lyndon (1975)
Sylvia (1985) is a biographical film about New Zealand educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner, inspired by two of her books. The film was directed and co-written by New Zealander Michael Firth, and stars British actor Eleanor David as Ashton-Warner, alongside Tom Wilkinson, Nigel Terry and Mary Regan.
The Village Voice critic Andrew Sarris rated it one of the ten best films of 1985. It also won praise from Vogue.