Written and directed by Jane Campion, BRIGHT STAR tells the story of the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and his muse Fanny Brawne
Fanny is a fascinating character, a fashion-conscious and skillful seamstress who designed and sewed elaborate and incredibly gorgeous gowns.
The film has brilliant visual imagery, every shot carefully framed and perfectly coordinated with Keat’s poetry. The images themselves give the viewer an intimate portrayal of the emotional relationship between the poet and his love. The shots are perfection – soft breezes blowing through invisible curtains in Fanny’s bedroom, delicate purple flowers dancing with the wind in a never-ending field and of course Fanny’s beautiful clothes. Below is my collage of some of my favorite shots from the film.
Five TPWP readers plus a guest will have an opportunity to attend the pre-screening reception at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown this Monday, September 21 from 6-7 where, among other fun activities, you will have a chance to enjoy a very special John Keats-inspired signature cocktail. This will be followed by a special advance screening of BRIGHT STAR at the AMC theaters around the corner. I will pick 5 entries and email you Sunday morning.