The Bookshop
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Festival in Media
Section: Literature and cinema
Country: Spain United Kingdom, Germany
Year: 2017

The Bookshop

115 minutes/color


Director: Isabel Coixet

Screenplay: Isabel Coixet

Cinematographer: Jean-Claude Larrieu

Editing: Bernat Aragonés

Costume design: Mercè Paloma

Music: Alfonso de Vilallonga

Producer: Jaume Banacolocha, Joan Bas, Adolfo Blanco, Chris Curling, Albert Sagalés



Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy, Honor Kneafsey, James Lance, Harvey Bennett, Michael Fitzgerald, Jorge Suquet



Diagonal TV, A Contracorriente Films, Green Films, Zephyr Films, ONE TWO Films

World sales:

Celsius Entertainment



Nothing seems to disturb the peace of Hardborough, a charming village in the East of England. But when Florence Green, a young widow, decides to open a bookstore there, she discovers the muffled hell of gossiping and the ferocious ostracism of part of the population. While the influential Violet Gamart rises the inhabitants against her project, Florence will find valuable support from the mysterious Mr. Brundish who finds that this small town needs a breath of fresh air.




Isabel Coixet

Born in San Adrián de Besós (Barcelona) in 1962. She moved to the U.S. where she filmed Things I Never Told You (1996). Three years later she premièred A los que aman and, in 2003, My Life Without Me, which won the Goya Award for best adapted screenplay. She won four Goyas for The Secret Life of Words (2005). In 2009 she premièred Map of the Sounds of Tokyo shot in Japan and Barcelona.




1989 Demasiado viejo para morir joven

1996 Cosas que nunca te dije

1998 A los que aman

2003 My Life Without Me

2005 The Secret Life of Words

2009 Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

2013 Another Me

2013 Yesterday Never Ends

2014 Learning to Drive

2015 Endless Night

2017 Proyecto tiempo

2017 The Bookshop