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Bright Star

Romance Drama


 

Based on the romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

There are two 'bright stars' in this exquisite film - the leading lady, with her flawless performance, and the poetry, which will have viewers searching for their high school poetry books seeking to revisit the works of the romantic poets. This beautifully filmed glimpse into lives 190 years ago succeeds due to the stunningly simple way it tells its story of an intense and yet ultimately doomed love. Shakespearian in its tragedy, "Bright Star" is exceptional movie-making... a leading light not to be missed.

Wendy Slevison

Wide Release 26th December 2009
119 mins