Bright Star Poster

Release Date: September 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 26th, 2010

PG|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw), who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife.

Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Edie Martin, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Claudie Blakley, Gerard Monaco

Director: Jane Campion

Genres: Romance, Drama

Production Co: Pathé Renn Productions, UK Film Council, Hopscotch Productions, New South Wales Film & Television Office, Jan Chapman Pictures, Australian Film Finance Corporation, BBC Films, Screen Australia

Distributors: Apparition

Keywords: Father, Doctor, Mother, Emotional, Friend, Love, Love interest

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Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
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