Bright Star

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.

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    Bright Star Synopsis

    London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23-year-old English poet, John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne. When she asks him to teach her about poetry, he agrees.

    The poetry soon becomes a romantic remedy that works not only to sort their differences, but fuel an impassioned love affair. "I have the feeling as if I was dissolving", Keats writes.

    When Keats falls ill a year later, the two young lovers face not marriage, but separation. In Keats' own poignant words, "forever panting and forever young".

    Credits

    Starring:

    Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

    Director:

    Jane Campion

    Producers:

    Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt, Jane Campion

    Screenplay:

    Jane Campion

    Executive Producers:

    Francois Ivernel, Christine Langan, Cameron McCracken, David M. Thompson

    Distributor:

    Pathé

    Credits summary:

    Pathé Productions, Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films and the UK Film Council present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office and Hopscotch International.

    Certificate:

    PG

    Running time:

    118 mins 58 secs

    Release Dates

    Released

    6 November 2009

    In cinemas

    6 November 2009

    Out on DVD

    8 March 2010

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