Jane Campion’s “Bright Star” is one of the more intriguing new releases this September. The debut of new distributor Apparition, “Bright Star” premiered last May at the Cannes Film Festival to positive notices, especially for the performances of stars Abbie Cornish and Ben Winshaw. The picture also appears to be a comeback for Campion after the Oscar-winning director of “The Piano” stumbled with 2003’s “In the Cut.”
Centered on the last days of noted poet John Keats (Winshaw), “Bright Star” chronicles his romance with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) which was the inspiration for some of his most acclaimed work.
“Bright Star” opens in New York and Los Angeles on Sept. 18, but in the meantime check out these three exclusive and pretty stills from the romantic drama.
Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne with Edie Martin as her sister Toots in “Bright Star.”
Ben Winshaw as legendary poet John Keats in Jane Champion’s “Bright Star.”
A touching moment between Keats (Ben Winshaw) and Brawne (Abbie Cornish) in the new romantic drama “Bright Star.”