It's 1840. The headstrong Rosina leaves behind her family and Jewish identity to take a governess position on the Isle of Skye. There she finds herself drawn to her mysterious employer, the handsome and reclusive scientist Charles Cavendish. As Rosina helps him in his work, the two begin an intense and sensuous affair. Starring Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 'The Governess' is a captivating tale of a remarkable woman ahead of her time.