London Spanish Film Festival
8th Spring Weekend

dir. Isabel Coixet

with Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson,
James Lance

Spain/UK/Germany | 2017 | 113 min | cert. PG
In Spanish with English subtitles


Special preview courtesy of Vertigo

Fri 13 apr | 8.50pm | £12, conc. £11
Regent Street Cinema

Introduced by actor James Lance



Adapted by Isabel Coixet from Penelope Fitzgerald's 1978 novel, The Bookshop relates the struggles of Florence Green, a young widow, who, by deciding to open a bookshop in a small English town unchains ruthless opposition from local heavyweight, Violet Gamart. It also provokes local Mr Brundish to emerge from a reclusive life with his books to start a terribly elegant, restrained and flirtatious game with Florence. This is an ode to the power of books and a woman's independence of spirit. The unclassifiable Coixet offers an English tale benefiting hugely from subtle performances by Mortimer, Nighy and (in her third collaboration with the filmmaker) Clarkson. The voiceover by Julie Christie with Alfonso de Vilallonga's score are wonderful final touches to this film, which in Spain won several awards including the Goyas for Best Film as well as Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay awards for Coixet. The film will soon be released in UK.


takes place at:
Ciné Lumière
at the Institut français
17 Queensberry Place
South Kensington
London SW7 2DT
Box Office:
020 7871 3515
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
Box Office:
020 7911 5050