I've already written about this movie not long ago. It was one among the films taking part in this year Cannes Festival directed by Jane Campion. Do you remember her? She's the director from New Zealand who won the Palme D’Or in 1993 with her wonderful THE PIANO. As I heard about it, I promised myself this film will be part of my DVD collection as soon as it will be released (with YOUNG VICTORIA, another costume film released this year, which I’m eagerly waiting to see).The movie tells the story of the tragic romance between JOHN KEATS, one othe English Romantic poets of the second generation, and Fanny Brawne. Keats has now become one of the most popular poets in the English language, but in his life, though he managed to publish his works, he wasn't either famous or rich.Keats, played by Ben Whishaw, met Fanny, Abbie Cornish in the movie, at his friend Charles Brown’s house in 1818 and soon fell in love with her. She was 18 and he was 23. He had already lost his mother for tuberculosis and his brother Tom would soon follow her, just when John himself started showing the first symptoms of the terrible desease.
It was presented at Berlin Film Festival 2009 and the script is signed by NICK HORNBY. Do you know him? Have you ever read any of his hilarious contemporary very-British novels? I have and did enjoy at least three of his works: ABOUT A BOY, HOW TO BE GOOD and A LONG WAY DOWN.
If you want to know more about the brave Amelia and her mysterious disappearance you can find lots of information at this site dedicated to her.
To anticipate the joy of watching the return of Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor on screen have a look at the official trailer.
Amelia Earhart at WIKIPEDIA