MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,873 this week

Firelight (1997)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  4 September 1998 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 3,130 users  
Reviews: 59 user | 29 critic

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 09 May 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Firelight" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Firelight (1997)

Firelight (1997) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Firelight.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fanfan (1993)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A hang-up man tries to love in a different way from normal, and finally manages the psychological shadow for love.

Director: Alexandre Jardin
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Marine Delterme
Fidelity (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A talented photographer who lands a lucrative job in Paris with a scandal-mongering tabloid and becomes romantically involved with an eccentric children's book publisher while resisting the sexual advances of another photographer.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Pascal Greggory, Guillaume Canet
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Lucas has invented a new computer language but at the same time he has been informed about his strange terminal illness during which he has been gradually losing his memory. Shortly after ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Jacques Dutronc, Valérie Lagrange
Cartagena (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Muriel is beautiful, free-spirited and bed-ridden since a horrific accident. Leo is a drunk middle-aged ex-boxer. Desperate for work and unqualified, he interviews for Muriel, who hires him... See full summary »

Director: Alain Monne
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christopher Lambert, Margarita Rosa de Francisco
L'étudiante (1988)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three months before her final examinations, the ambitious teachership student Valentine concentrates herself completely on learning. When Jazz musician Edouard wooes her, she agrees on a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon, Élisabeth Vitali
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story begins on the autumn of 1654 in South France. Eloise lives in a cloister. Her famous father left her there. The young lady is enthusiastic about honour, faithfulness, affection to... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Philippe Noiret, Claude Rich
Trivial (2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?

Director: Sophie Marceau
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sophie Marceau, Nicolas Briançon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Director: Bernard Schmitt
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Adam Coleman Howard, Anne E. Curry
I'm Staying! (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Charles Berling
For Sasha (1991)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Israel, 1967. Sacha and Laura have been living in a kibbutz near the Syrian border for two years. They are visited by Simon, Michel and Paul, three friends from Paris who have come to celebrate Laura's twentieth birthday. Simon is obsessed by the death of the girl he loved and during the birthday evening, attempts to find someone to blame amongst his friends. Laura alone knows that the young girl... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Arcady
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Richard Berry, Fabien Orcier
À ce soir (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.

Director: Laure Duthilleul
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Antoine Chappey, Fabio Zenoni
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The marriage of the famous writer Alan and his young wife Lola is in a crisis. On a vacation in Haiti Lola wants to decide if their relationship still has a future. But since Alan doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Girod
Stars: Claude Brasseur, Sophie Marceau, Betsy Blair
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elisabeth Laurier
...
Charles Godwin
Dominique Belcourt ...
Louisa Godwin
...
John Taylor
Lia Williams ...
Constance
...
Lord Clare
Sally Dexter ...
Molly Holland
Emma Amos ...
Ellen
Maggie McCarthy ...
Mrs. Jago
Wolf Kahler ...
Sussman
Annabel Giles ...
Amy Godwin
John Flanagan ...
Robert Ames
Valerie Minifie ...
Hannah
Diana Payan ...
Mrs. Maidment
John Hodgkinson ...
Carlo
Edit

Storyline

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter's governess, and she can't reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Passion has no limits

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A la luz del fuego  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$236,775 (USA) (11 September 1998)

Gross:

$784,419 (USA) (25 December 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Charles Godwin: [At night in the schoolroom] Louisa tells me you have a story about firelight.
Elisabeth: Yes. I tell her Firelight is a magic time, when times stands still.
Charles Godwin: Why'd you tell her that?
Elisabeth: I find it helps. A time with no rules at the end of the day.
[She walks over to the fire and kneels to pick up two cards Louisa left on the floor earlier]
Charles Godwin: I must ask you to help me.
Elisabeth: How?
Charles Godwin: There was a time - there was a short time, when we were close you and I.
Elisabeth: Yes?
Charles Godwin: Do you remember it?
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Seen it 5 times.
27 December 2001 | by (northern Virginia) – See all my reviews

The artistry of this movie is not evident the first time you watch it because you notice nothing but the actors' brown eyes and the blue cold rooms of the mansion.

But watch it a few more times and you realize how balanced the story is, how themes of birth and death parallel heat and cold, love and hate.

The script is simple because silence and secrecy drive the plot. Compared to Jane Eyre, it is rather sparse, but so what?

I gave it a 10.


37 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awesome Film! mentoringme
similar to Jane Eyre? xmiss_eddiex
is this from a book? Batya1954
Romantic Movie videodiscounters-1
The end of the movie ( a question) crazydog-2
can i rent this film? baileysmommie9
Discuss Firelight (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?