Date: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)
Isabel Coixet | UK, Spain, Germany | 2018 | English | 113min | Narrative
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.
“Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.” – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy
Q&A with Film and Television Editor – Graham Fuller
Graham Fuller is the film and television editor of CultureTrip,com, which is the seventh film editor’s position he has held since 1980.
He has written on movies for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Film Comment, Cineaste, and Sight & Sound among many other publications. He is a member of the New York Film Critic’s Circle.
Awards & Festivals:
- 2018 GOYA AWARDS – WINNER – BEST PICTURE
- 2018 GOYA AWARDS – WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR
- 2018 GOYA AWARDS – WINNER – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
- BERLINALE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – OFFICIAL SELECTION, BERLINALE SPECIAL GALA