"This heartfelt film has a nobility of its own; it draws you irresistibly into its world, and it might even trigger a new interest in Keats to match the sales of Jane Austen". - • Peter Bradshaw is the Guardian's film critic.Release date - Sept.18 2009
Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion, Bright Star is a riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25. Ben Whishaw (The International, I'm Not There) and Abbie Cornish (Stop-Loss, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) star as Keats and Brawne, respectively. The film is co-produced by Jan Chapman and Caroline Hew.