Jane Campion’s “Bright Star” is a period drama about the romance of 19th-century English poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Today we have a clip with scenes from the movie. Take a look below.
Like in Campion’s earlier work, “The Piano,” the most charged meetings between the two lovers, John and Fanny, involve crossing a forest, the liminal zone of desire, as in a fairytale. We also have the classic Campion touch of peering through windows, emphasizing the voyeuristic quality of new desire.
Though Campion’s movie came away from Cannes Film Festival with no awards, its premiere generated respectable reviews. Aside from “Up” and “Inglourious Basterds,” “Bright Star” might be one of the few English-language titles from Cannes still shining at the end of the year.
The movie directed by Jane Campion from her own script stars Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider and Kerry Fox.
“Bright Star” Scenes