The filmclub presents “Bright Star” by Jane Campion
The film club presents a film in English once a month on a Saturday afternoon. This showing will be of “Bright Star”, directed by Jane Campion, a 2009 biographical romantic drama film:
In 1818 Hampstead, the fashionable Fanny Brawne is introduced to poet John Keats through the Dilke family. The Dilkes occupy one half of a double house, with Charles Brown occupying the other half. Brown is Keats’ friend, roommate, and associate in writing.
Fanny’s flirtatious personality contrasts with Keats’ notably more aloof nature. She begins to pursue him after her siblings Samuel and Toots obtain his book of poetry, “Endymion”. Her efforts to interact with the poet are fruitless until he witnesses her grief for the loss of his brother, Tom. Keats begins to open up to her advances while spending Christmas with the Brawne family. He begins giving her poetry lessons, and it becomes apparent that their attraction is mutual.
Watch the trailer here.
Screening begins at 3 o’clock sharp and will be followed by a discussion in English. This activity is free and open to all library members.
Location: English-language Library in Angers