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The Bookshop

Drama
1h 49m 2017United KingdomAvailable until 14 August 2021
PG
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The Bookshop
1h 49m

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of the same name - The Bookshop is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop - the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov's scandalising Lolita and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.

languages:
English
subtitles:
English
directors:
Isabel Coixet
cast:
Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
advice:
Coarse language, Adult themes and/or dangerous stunts