The Bookshop

Cinema

Directed by Isabel Coixet | 2017 | Spain, Germany, UK | Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson | 113mins | Certificate PG

Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in Isabel Coixet's adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald's 1978 novel about a woman's struggles to bring a bit of literary culture to an English town.

Set in 1959, The Bookshop sees a young widow foil local opposition to expand her community’s cultural horizons. Free spirited Florence Green (Mortimer) is trying to put grief behind her, and decides to open a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy, she initially struggles to establish herself before her fortunes begin to change for the better.

By exposing the conservative local townsfolk to the best literature of the day, including Nabokov’s scandalising Lolita and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, she initiates a kind of cultural awakening and a new commitment to openness, learning and exchange. Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish (Nighy) who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere. But they also bring her fierce enemies, including the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and the redoubtable Mrs. Gamart (Clarkson).

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Venue

JW3 Cinema
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