Spanish director Isabel Coixet heads to the English coast circa 1959, where a headstrong widow (Emily Mortimer) opens a bookstore in a sleepy village and encounters both pride and prejudice from the provincial locals. Winner of Best Film, Director, and Screenplay at Spain's Goya Awards.
Who thought opening a bookstore would be so difficult, catering to small-town conservative British folks who aren't too enthusiastic about reading? Set in 1959, Isabel Coixet's The Bookshop centers on Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a widow who decides to open a bookstore in the town of Hardborough, Suffolk. The location of the shop is an old abandoned house that local bigwig Violet Gamart (Patricia Clarkson) wants to turn into an arts center. Despite the mild-mannered but ruthless opposition she faces from Violet and other stubborn townsfolk, Florence presses on with her underdog business, also striking up a friendship with the local recluse Mr. Brundish (Bill Nighy), who becomes her best client.
- Director: Isabel Coixet
- Principal Cast: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Julie Christie
- Country: United Kingdom, Spain, Germany
- Year: 2017
- Running Time: 113 minutes
- Producer: Jaume Banacolocha, Joan Bas, Adolfo Blanco, Chris Curling
- Screenplay: Isabel Coixet
- Cinematographers: Jean-Claude Larrieu
- Editors: Bernat Aragonés
- Music: Alfonso de Vilallonga
- Website: Official Film Website
- Language: English