Chatelaine: Women Directors in Film: Bright Star (2009)
Women have been working behind the camera directing films from the beginning of the medium. It has only been recently that their contributions have been more widely recognized. Our film expert Walter Chaw has chosen these films that play witness to the international achievements of women directors. Check out Chaw’s contemporary film criticism at filmfreakcentral.net.
Jane Campion: Bright Star, 2009
Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw. “The image of one Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) in a field of lavender, reading a letter from John Keats (Ben Whishaw), is enough to make even the non-Romanticist swoon. From the very beginning, Campion has been an artist involved in the diagramming of how art maps out the architecture of sublimity--you see in Bright Star the floods of emotion that drench all her lovely, delicately-edged pictures.” – Walter Chaw, filmfreakcentral.net. 119 minutes. Rated PG.