over 3 years
Quite lovely. Some really beautiful moments.
almost 4 years
So dramatic. But I guess I can't be too surprised.
almost 7 years
Not to be crass, but I've said it before and I'll say it again. Keats was a whiny pussy.
Fanny Brawne and John Keats' romance is simply beautiful. Director Jane Campion is amazing
Bright Star is a 2009 film based on the last three years of the life of poet John Keats and his romantic relationship with Fanny Brawne. It stars Ben Whishaw as Keats and Abbie Cornish as Fanny. A British/Australian/French co-production, it was directed by Jane Campion, who wrote the screenplay and was inspired by the biography of Keats by Andrew Motion, who served as a script consultant on the film. The film competed in the main competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, and was first shown to the public on 15 May 2009. The film's title is a reference to a sonnet by Keats named "Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art", which he wrote while he was with Brawne.
In 1818 Hampstead, the fashionable Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is introduced to poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) through the Dilke family. The Dilkes occupy one half of a double house, with Charles Brown (Paul Schneider) (Keats' friend, roommate, and associate in writing) occupying the other side.