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Year: 2017

Original Title: The Bookshop (La librería)

Country: Spain

Length: 110 minutes

Budget: €3,400,000

Genre: Drama

Studios: A Contracorriente Films, Diagonal TV

Distributor: Celsius Entertainment

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'The Bookshop' is a movie which is based in the homonymous novel of Penelope Fitzgerald. Directed by Isabel Coixet ('Yesterday Never Ends'), this co-production between Spain and Great Britain tells the story of Florence Green, a widow who decides to open a bookshop in Hardborourgh, a quiet village in England in the 50s. With the help of Christine, Florence chooses an old cottage to open her establishment. This decision disturbs some of the inhabitants of the village, like Violet Gamart, a vengeful woman who will try to interfere in the project of the main character. Due to his new job Florence will meet Mr. Brundish, a loyal reader of the bookshop with whom Florence will maintain a special relationship.


Cast The Bookshop

Emily Mortimer

Florence Green

Patricia Clarkson

Mrs. Violet Gamart

Bill Nighy

Mr. Brundish

Jorge Suquet

Mr. Thornton

Gary Piquer

Mr. Gill



Trivia The Bookshop

Isabel Coixet read the novel 'The Bookshop' of Penelope Fitzgerald 10 years ago and she felt so identified with the main character that she decided to make an cinematographic adaptation. The shooting takes place in Belfast (North Ireland) and Barcelona. Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson have also worked together in Shutter Island.