Bright Star (PG) | 35mm Club.
Next up in our 35mm film club, we celebrate the warmth of real-film grain with this blast from the past. It’s 1818 in Hampstead Village on the outskirts of London. Poet Charles Brown lives in one half of a house, the Dilkes family who live in the other half. Through their association with the Dilkes, the fatherless Brawne family know Mr. Brown. The Brawne’s eldest daughter, Fanny Brawne (Cornish), and Mr. Brown don’t like each other. She thinks he’s arrogant and rude, and he feels that she is pretentious, knowing only how to sew (admittedly well as she makes all her own fashionable clothes), flirt and give opinions on subjects about which she knows nothing. Insecure struggling poet John Keats (Whishaw) comes to live with his friend, Mr. Brown, discovering an attraction to Fanny. Intoxicating filmmaking here, from Jane Campion.