The Bookshop (PG)

Director Isabel Coixet. Drama


England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green 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 and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower. 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, The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A nice film but rather slow at times and without too much depth. Very evocative of the period in which it was set.

Good Flicks film, excellent scenery & comments from some audience members