The Secret of Moonacre

The Secret of Moonacre is a 2008 fantasy film based on the novel The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. The film was directed by Gábor Csupó and starred Dakota Blue Richards in the leading role. The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2009 by Warner Bros.


Fourteen-year-old Maria Merryweather attends her father's funeral and notices a strange boy watching, but he disappears before she looks again. Maria's father has left her a book: "The Ancient Chronicles of Moonacre Valley" and she reads of the first Moon Princess receiving magical pearls from the moon. At her wedding with a Merryweather, her father, a de Noir, presented the couple with a black lion, while the groom gifted his bride a unicorn. When the princess revealed the pearls, the two families were possessed by greed. Maria stops reading.