The Bookshop — U.S. Trailer

source:   greenwichentertainment.com

added: Fri, Jun 29th '18

Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom, Mary Poppins Returns) faces stiff opposition when she starts up a small business in the British period drama "The Bookshop," for which a U.S. trailer has been released.

Also starring Bill Nighy (Love Actually), and Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent), the film is an adaptation of English author Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed 1959-set novel about a humble British widow (Mortimer) who, after converting an old, abandoned coastal house into a local book store, gets into a contentious civic battle with a politically-influential art dealer (Clarkson).

The film is written and directed by Spanish-born filmmaker Isabel Coixet, whose credits include 2014's driving-lessons dramedy "Learning to Drive," which starred Clarkson and Ben Kingsley. Coixet also wrote and helmed 2005's Goya-winning Tim Robbins-Sarah Polley drama "The Secret Life of Words."

"The Bookshop," which was released last year in Spain where it already won three Goya Awards (for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay), will be released Stateside beginning August 24th. greenwichentertainment.com y5pbuzNpZUo

synopsis:
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

 

directed by   Isabel Coixet

starring   Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson

release date   August 24, 2018 (U.S. release)

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