London, 1818. Fledgling poet John Keats (Whishaw) meets neighbour Fanny Brawne and the pair embark on an intense love affair, to the irritation of Keats’ best friend (Schneider). As he schemes to split them up, a more silent enemy will prove the bigger threat to the young couple’s relationship.
Campion has created another resonant paean to love’s pain and joy, and gives new life to John Keats, too often now associated with dusty school books.
Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth
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