Bright Star (2009) - Oscar ® Nominee!
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|First Love Burns Brightest.
|A touching and timeless tale of the passionate romance between english poet john keats and his beloved muse.|
"Masterfully put-together, made with confidence, intelligence and command. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Editor's NoteJane Campion's literary biopic tells the true story of Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), a 23-year-old Londoner in 1818 whose independent streak manifests itself through an intense interest and love for fashion and dressmaking. Her neighbor, the struggling but gifted young poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw), underestimates her intelligence because he believes she's frivolous, and she, having no interest in literature, seems thoroughly disinterested in him. However, Fanny attempts to help the Keats family when John's brother becomes gravely ill, and in order to express his gratitude John agrees to teach her poetry -- leading Fanny and John to quickly fall deeply and profoundly in love with each other. Although they wish to wed, his lack of finances and his writing partner (Paul Schneider) -- who believes she is nothing more than an unwelcome distraction -- keep the two from marrying.
Cast & Crew
|Jan Chapman - Producer|
|Caroline Hewitt - Producer|
|Jane Campion - Screenwriter|
|Francois Ivernel - Executive Producer|
|Cameron McCracken - Executive Producer|
|Christine Langan - Executive Producer|
|David M. Thompson - Executive Producer|
|Greig Fraser - Director of Photography|
|Mark Bradshaw - Composer|
|Jane Campion - Director|
|Janet Patterson, Nominee, Best Achievement in Costume Design|
Cannes Film Festival (2009)
|Jane Campion, Nominee, Golden Palm|