Bright Star
London, 1818. A secret love affair begins between a struggling poet, John Keats, and his outspoken neighbour, Fanny Brawne. Initially at odds, they are brought together when Keats' brother falls ill, becoming intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other. Once fanny's alarmed mother and Keats' best friend discover their relationship it has already gathered an unstoppable momentum, as the young lovers are swept up by powerful new emotions, riding a wave of romantic obsession that deepens as their troubles mount. Directed by Academy award winner Jane Campion, Bright Star wonderfully captures the heart breaking beauty of first love.
Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider
Director Jane Campion