Dir. Sandra Goldbacher (1998)
With Minnie Driver in the star role, this British period drama set in 1830s London tells the story of a Sephardi woman forced to reinvent herself as a Gentile governess, in order to find work on the Isle of Skye and support her family. Inevitably she is found out, but not before she develops a close relationship within the family she serves, and in the process learns new skills and develops an emerging artform that she takes back to her own community. A masterly performance, gaining critical acclaim. “Ravishingly handsome.” (NY Times).