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Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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Synopsis

Grant and Bonham-Carter star as a quirky 1930's couple with very modern ideas in an off-beat tale of love, poetry and garden plants. The romantic comedy, shot entirely on location around London, centres around the unconventional relationship between an eccentric budding poet and his long-suffering girlfriend. While Comstock strives to embrace poverty and his 'art', Rosemary works furiously (against all odds) to keep her career and their relationship on the rails. Their odd, but touching, romance revolves around Comstock's bizarre passion to escape that dreaded symbol of middle-class 'respectability' - the aspidistra.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Running Time
101 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Robert Bierman
Producer
John Wolstenholme, Robert Bierman
Director of Photography
Giles Nuttgens
Principal Cast
Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham-Carter
Executive Screen Writer
Alan Plater

Genre

Production Company

Aspidistra Productions Ltd
c/o Sargent Disc Ltd
Pinewood Studios
Pinewood, Iver, Bucks SL0 0NH
Tel: 01753 630 300
Fax: 01753 655 881

Sales
Company

Overseas Filmgroup Inc
Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
Tel: 310 855 1199
Fax: 310 855 0956