Bright Star

(Great Britain/Australia, 2009, 119 minutes)

In 1818 London, the romance between poet John Keats and resolute youngster Fanny Brawne, the daughter of the neighbour next door. Superbly rendered minor-key true-life romance that complete eschews traditional biopic rules to become an intensely affecting, subtly classic melodrama.

Pathé, Screen Australia, BBC Films and The UK Film Council present, in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office and Hopscotch Entertainment, a Jan Chapman production in association with Caroline Hewitt; a co-production of Brightstar Films and Jan Chapman Productions. 
Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox.
Directed and written by Jane Campion; produced by Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt; music by Mark Bradshaw; director of photography (Technicolor/Atlab Australia), Greig Fraser; production and costume designer, Janet Patterson; film editor, Alexandre de Franceschi.


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