YAH18 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

2nd April, 2018 (PG)
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  • Director Ronald Neame
  • Cast Robert Stephens, Maggie Smith
  • Duration 116 min
  • Rating PG


Based on Muriel Spark’s beloved novel, the film stars Maggie Smith in one of her finest performances as a headstrong and unconventional teacher.

Jean Brodie is a free-spirited teacher at a Scottish girls’ school during the 1930s. She encourages her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, educating them about love and art rather than hard facts. However, her controversial teaching philosophy draws the ire of the school’s headmistress, Miss Mackey, and, as Miss Brodie becomes entangled in a love triangle, her behaviour towards her favourite students becomes increasingly manipulative. When her influence with her young charges indirectly causes a tragic event, Jean begins to unfold, questioning everything she believes in.

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