Little Matilda is a child of wondrous intelligence. But unfortunately she is different from the rest of her family. Ignored at home all the time, Matilda escapes into a world of reading, exercising her mind so much she develops telekinetic powers. Good thing, too: sent off to a school headed by a cruel hulking monster, principal Agatha Trunchbull, Matilda needs all the help she can get. Amid Crunchem's darkness, Matilda finds a single light in warm-hearted Miss Honey, the first-grade teacher who recognizes the girl's remarkable skills - including a very special talent that allows the spirited girl to turn the tables on the wicked grown-ups in her world.

Books with substantial mentioning of Matilda
Beth A. Fhaner, Editor, Devra M. Sladics, Christopher P. Scanlon, and Terry Schell, Contributing Editors
Magill's Cinema Annual 1997, 16th Edition. A Survey of the Films of 1996
Detroit; New York; Toronto; London, 1998
Vicky Allan, Roald Dahl's Matilda, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 1 (January), 1997 pp. 43
Author:Vicky Allan
Title:Roald Dahl's Matilda
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Matilda (1996)

United States 1996

Directed by

Pam Ferris
Jean Speegle Howard


Running time:98 minutes 1
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Sight & Sound January nr. 1 1997

Country:United States

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