ES, UK, GE // 2017 // 113'
DIRECTOR Isabel Coixet
SCREENPLAY Isabel Coixet (based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jean-Claude Larrieu
EDITOR Bernat Aragonés
SCORE Alfonso de Vilallonga
CAST Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
PRODUCERS Jaume Banacolocha, Joan Bas, Adolfo Blanco, Chris Curling
COMPANY Diagonal Televisió (ES), A Contracorriente Films (ES), Zephyr Films (UK)
SALES AGENT Celsius Entertainment
DISTRIBUTION 2i Film
In 1959, Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, decides to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day, she causes a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies.
Isabel Coixet (Barcelona, 1969) is a Spanish film director. She directed 12 features, as well as several documentaries and short films: My Life Without Me (2003), The Secret Life of Words (2005), Nobody Wants the Night (2015).
Goya Awards 2018 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, 9 more nominations)