The small women's views to be great. the Greta Gerwig , actress and director, 36, of the jewel, Lady Bird, five nominations for the Oscars, brings to the screen the two classics of Louisa May Alcott, but opens the story with the sisters March already adult to retrace in flashback Christmas without gifts. "I had read the book many times as a young girl, 14 years I had stopped, I picked it up to thirty. The idea of making a film is coming then, well before Lady Bird, but I wanted to tell the story with the consciousness with which I had re-read and rediscovered the classic in thirty years. The result is a Little women , in the hall today and in the race to the Oscars, pointing to a Jo adult: Saoirse Ronan the writer that he proposes to the publisher. "As a kid, my idol was Jo, as an adult is become by Louisa May Alcott”. To make the film it took years: "The first impulse was six years ago. The last time I had the bed at fourteen years old, and getting in the hands of thirty spoke to me in a completely different way. It is a modern novel, and honestly, inside there is all what I think about the themes that underpin them: authorship, honor, women, money, art, and ambition. But I still direct, Lady Bird, would have been a losing battle. But after the success of that film, I realized that it was now or never". His story does not follow the chronology of the books and begins with the sisters are already adult. "Meet the adult was the mirror that I had found the book as an adult. I wanted a film for teenagers but also for adults watching it would find the relationship with them from young people," the director explained.