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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’ younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny’s efforts to help and found himself agreeing to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’ 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 their troubles mounted. Only Keats’ illness proved insurmountable.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
114 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Jane Campion
Producer
David M Thompson
Co-Producer
David M Thompson
Editor
Alexandre de Franceschi
Screenwriter
Jane Campion
Director of Photography
Greig Fraser
Principal Cast
Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

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Production Company

Bright Star Films Ltd

Sales
Company

Pathé International
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