Sylvia (1985 film)

Sylvia is a 1985 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.

Sylvia
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Firth
Produced byMichael Firth
Don Reynolds
Written bySylvia Ashton-Warner
F. Fairfax
Michael Firth
Michele Quill
StarringEleanor David
Nigel Terry
Tom Wilkinson
Music byLeonard Rosenman
CinematographyIan Paul
Edited byMichael Horton
Distributed byMGM/UA
Release date
1985
Running time
95 min.
CountryNew Zealand
LanguageEnglish

The Village Voice critic Andrew Sarris rated Sylvia one of the ten best films of 1985. It also won praise from Vogue.

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