Thursday, July 30, 2009

There is a holiness to the hearts affection…

Oh Jane Campion…what a marvel this women is. Her newest cinematic release, Bright Star, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival and is slated for limited release for September 2009, looks absolutely stunning. This film follows a three-year romance between John Keats and Fanny Brawne. The synopsis, written by Campion which appears in a most amazing website for the film says this:

“London 1818; a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keat, and the girl nest door, Fanny Brawne, an out spoken student of high fashion.
This unlikely pair began at odds, he thinking her a stylish minx, while she was unimpressed not only his poetry but also by literature in general.
However, when Fanny heard that Keats was nursing his seriously ill younger brother, her efforts to help touched Keats and when she asked him to teach her about poetry he agreed. The poetry soon became a romantic remedy that worked not only to sort their differences but also to fuel an impassioned love affair.
When Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’ best friends finally awoke to their attachment the relationship already had an unstoppable momentum. Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept deeply into powerful new sensations, “ I have the feeling as if I were dissolving,” Keat wrote to her. Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that only deepened as their troubles mounted.
When Keats fell ill a year later, the two young lovers faced not marriage but separation. In Keats’s own poignant words “forever panting and forever young.” ”

How beautiful; Campion wrote the screenplay at which the title of this post belongs to. Watch the trailer below. There is no way anyone should miss this.

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