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The Bookshop

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel.

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Florence Green, 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. Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish. 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 and causes a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.

Isabel Coixet, UK, Spain, Germany, 2017, 113 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey.
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