Firelight


1h 43m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in the winter of 1838, a romantic tale of a poor Swiss governess who meets secretly with an English landowner to conceive a child in exchange for money. Seven years later, the two are drawn together again when the governess is hired to care for the landowner's young daughter. Sworn to secrecy, t

Film Details

Also Known As
la luz del fuego, A
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; General Screen Enterprises; Hollywood Pictures; Wind Dancer Films
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Normandy, France; Sussex, England, United Kingdom; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Set in the winter of 1838, a romantic tale of a poor Swiss governess who meets secretly with an English landowner to conceive a child in exchange for money. Seven years later, the two are drawn together again when the governess is hired to care for the landowner's young daughter. Sworn to secrecy, the governess must now hide her passionate feelings for the man she loves and the child she brought into the world.

Film Details

Also Known As
la luz del fuego, A
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Period
Romance
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; General Screen Enterprises; Hollywood Pictures; Wind Dancer Films
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Normandy, France; Sussex, England, United Kingdom; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Youth Jury Prize, Best Cinematography Prize, and the Special Jury Prize for debut feature at the 1997 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States September 4, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States on Video March 23, 1999

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States Summer September 4, 1998

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (out of competition) September 5-14, 1997.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Opening Night) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for screenwriter William Nicholson.

Began shooting November 27, 1995.

Completed shooting February 10, 1996.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Opening Night) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 1999

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (out of competition) September 5-14, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.)

Limited Release in United States September 4, 1998

Released in United States Summer September 4, 1998