Gorgeous scenery, a gentle, sweet, sincere love story, and an unconventional, inspirational heroine make this film one of the best I've seen in some time. My 12 year-old daughter loved it, and I loved watching it with her. Beatrix loves and respects her parents, who are portrayed as kind and caring, just too bound by the rules of their society to appreciate or encourage their daughter's independant, artistic spirit. But Beatrix must create and follows her art; and then, her heart. She is true to herself and builds a life outside the confines of the rigid world into which she was born. She is richly rewarded and achieves personal fulfillment. She even finds love (on her own terms!) and continues to give to the world long after her death. What a story! Beautifully told - we highly recommend!