Bright Star

2000114 minutes

Set in London in 1818, Bright Star is the tender story of first love between John Keats, the romantic English poet and the girl next door, the stylish, headstrong Fanny Brawne. Inspired by the actual love letters between the couple and Keats' sublime poetry, Bright Star reveals one of the world's great, untold love stories.Masterfully written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion (The Piano), it stars Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Somersault, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) in an extraordinary performance that evokes the giddy intoxication of romance, alongside British rising star Ben Whishaw (I'm Not There, Brideshead Revisited). Keats resides with his boorish friend and patron, Charles Brown (an excellent Paul Schneider: Lars and the Real Girl) in one half of a Hampstead Heath cottage, neighbouring Fanny, who lives with her widowed mother, sister and brother. To Brown, Fanny is a constant distraction to Keats' work, a feisty minx not afraid to speak her mind. The infatuation that envelops Keats and Fanny in their early meetings grows into a sustaining and joyous love.© PATHé PRODUCTIONS LImITED SCREEN AUSTRALIA
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Audio language
English [Stereo]
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Run time
114 minutes
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