has debuted the official trailer for Jane Campion
‘s Cannes 2009 hit “Bright Star
“Bright Star” is a period drama about the romance of 19th-century English poet John Keats
and Fanny Brawne
. The three-year romance between them was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25.
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.
The movie is both written and directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Jane Campion (The Piano, The Water Diary, In the Cut ), stars Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider
and Kerry Fox
and is set to hit theaters on September 18, 2009.