Bright Star

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Jane Campion
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Aug 12, 2022

Based on the romance between English poet, John Keats (played by Ben Whishaw), and Fanny Brawne (played by Abbie Cornish).  Keats, not considered a successful writer during his life (dying at only the age of 25), is not considered a suitable husband for a woman of Brawne's status.  Likewise, Keats' writing cohort (Paul Schneider), believes Keats needs to focus more on honing his craft than trivial flirtations.  Directed by the Academy's reigning Best Director, Jane Campion, this film was a delightful discovery that sprung out of exploring her catalog of work.  Campion's work is striking in how it can feel so sensory.  Touch...smell...even taste...engaged by her delicate and meticulously crafted imagery.  Their romance, intertwined with the beauty of exploring language and poetry made for a compelling, beautiful love story.   

Reviewed by Zachary C
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