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The Bookshop starring Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy Heads to San Francisco in May: Watch the trailer #book2movie

The Bookshop is making its North American debut at the Seattle Film Festival this May, before it hits our screens in the merry month of August.

Bill Nighy & Emily Mortimer in The Bookshop

Based on the best selling novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop was written and directed by the acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive) and stars Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson.

Set in an English seaside village, The Bookshop is the story of a bereft widow (Emily Mortimer) who pursues her dream of opening a bookshop. 

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald 

“As she introduces the townsfolk to the world's best literature and stirs a cultural awakening, her efforts are ruthlessly opposed by a powerful local (Clarkson) causing a reclusive resident (Nighy) to join the fight to keep the bookshop open.’’
For those of us who can’t live without books, the idea behind the story is an odd one. Who on earth would not want a book shop in their community?

The raw and delicate relationship between tradition and change comes head to head between the two woman characters,’’ said SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett. “It's a gem of a film with incredible performances from the lead actresses, and a celebration of women who persist.’’

The film played as a Special Gala selection at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival and was the winner of three Goya Awards in Spain, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

Woot Woot! Let’s watch the trailer. Don’t you want to get your hands on all those books?