The Bookshop

The Bookshop
  • 2017
  • 1h 53min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Isabel Coixet
  • Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
  • UK release: 29 June 2018

Florence (Mortimer) is a war widow who causes a stir in a 1950s Suffolk seaside town when she opens a bookshop. Like modern-day Brief Encounter, this adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel is all unspoken sentiment which never descends into mawkishness. Restrained but quietly subversive.

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Performance times

Scott Cinema Exmouth (0.0 miles)

Market Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1HP
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Wed 3 Apr


Scott Cinema Newton Abbot (0.0 miles)

Market Square, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2RB
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Wed 27 Mar


Scott Cinema Sidmouth (0.0 miles)

Radway Place, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8TL
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Thu 11 Apr


Tue 16 Apr


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The Bookshop

25 Jun 20184 stars

Restrained and tender adaptation of the acclaimed novel, starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy

Penelope Fitzgerald's Booker-shortlisted novel The Bookshop gets a loyal adaptation from Spanish writer-director Isabel Coixet. It's a film that celebrates love and literature; underneath what feels like just another quaint English period tale beats a…

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