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BRIGHT STAR

Jane CAMPION

In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
Jane CAMPION 
Country:
UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Year:
2008
Duration:
120.00 minutes

Synopsis

London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. It was the illness of Keats’s younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny’s efforts to help and agreed to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’s best friend Brown realised their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum. Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept into powerful new sensations, "I have the feeling as if I were dissolving", Keats wrote to her. Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that deepened as the

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Jane Campion
Jane CAMPION © Lisa Tomasetti

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BRIGHT STAR FILMS LTD / JAN CHAPMAN PRODUCTIONS PTY LTD - Bright Star Films Ltd: 18 Antrobus Rd London W45HY, UK Jan Chapman Productions Pty Ltd: P.O. BOX 476 Woollahra N.S.W 2025 A

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