He is the classic example of unrecognized genius. John Keats is now considered one of the most important representatives of English Romanticism. In life, the poor poet, but had to fight against devastating reviews and acute failure. Drawn by a tuberculosis infection, he died in 1821 the tender age of 25 years, completely burned down in Rome and left a feingeistiges work full of feeling and linguistic brilliance. Be moving in the strict Victorian society perceived as scandalous correspondence with the self-willed seamstress Fanny Brawne now forms the basis for Jane Campion’s Bright Star excellent romantic drama.
In Hampstead, a suburb in London will be the 18-year-old Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) and her mother (Kerry Fox) and their smaller siblings, Samuel (Thomas Sangster) and Toots (Edie Martin) is a quiet life far away from city stress. For variety in her unexciting life, the readings of the neighboring house resident, bold and frivolous poet Charles Brown (Paul Schneider) and his artist’s community care. In particular, the melancholy poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) takes Fanny’s attention. When the Brawner impoverished young man who take care of the bargain for his seriously ill brother to invite for Christmas must be coming closer to Fanny and John first.
During Fanny with her daring costumes societal causes a stir, but she suffers in silence to their illiteracy. Fanny is a dream come true consent, as John, to introduce them into poetry. While the dreamy-intensive talks Fanny feels increasingly drawn to the subtle, articulate man. Much to the chagrin of Mrs. Brawne. For John came for a marriage with Fanny, thanks to his indigence would never be in question. Even the jealous Charles tries to prevent a relationship between the two by any means, as the ravings would prevent the artist from the letter. And if the situation was not tragic enough of John’s health is deteriorating almost daily.
With Brightstar succeed Oscar winner Jane Campion (The Piano “) a counter to the artistic trivial Twilight Vampirsaga. Both works deal with the ideal of a chaste relationship, but during the teen version reactionary, “no sex before marriage!” Propagated statement suggests Campion’s moving drama up a much subtler way. In beautiful settings, it shows what you can have for a delicate touch and power of eloquent glances. This restraint in dealing with each other, however, is also imposed by society, because the conventions require that a certain distance is maintained. Ultimately unbefitting the next couple of small gestures is therefore only the language to give expression to their love. And here the whole class of Campion’s staging, because it succeeds in a remarkable manner the highly aesthetic correspondence of John Keats and Fanny Brawne integrate not only in the act, but also to reveal the specific emotional worlds of the characters. Never there are moments where the viewer has the uneasy feeling as if the actors to recite eloquent text, but do not feel it.
Responsible for this are mainly the excellent, potentially award-winning actor. Ben Whishaw, who had for his part in The perfume still plugging some criticism throws himself with all his lanky stature in the difficult role of a poet. The physical infirmity, but also the linguistic blazing fire in him, he brings great for expression. The Australian Abbie Cornish, known from Sommersault is doing so in every way. The excruciating pain of unrequited love and the growing fear of the death of the poet’s friend, distinguished from touching her face. Especially a long-curdling scream of Cornish is so that this expression of anguish will not soon forget. Makes for great comic relief moments, Paul Schneider, who fills the role with verve and wit of the less talented but more fair Keats’s patron Charles Brown. Worth mentioning also remain Fanny’s siblings believe where especially the young Edie Martin, with marked naturalness.
To benefit from the unusually lively and modern costume drama, the film music, and consistent with colorful, understated compositions of cinematographer Greig Fraser to take control. It remains to be seen whether the official competition at Cannes in romance I did it outside of the UK in a dubbed version is successful. For the linguistic qualities of Bright Star (the title quotes a work by Keats) can really only play in the original language.
Title: Bright Star – My love. Eternally Original Title: Bright Star Country of production: France, USA, UK, Australia Year of production: 2009 Length: 120 (Min) (# ) Distribution: Tobis Film DistributionRelated posts