The Bookshop, which played in Berlin and was the winner of three Goya awards in Spain, was just acquired for U.S. distribution by Greenwich Entertainment
. Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet
(Learning to Drive
) and based on a Man Booker Prize short-listed novel by Penelope Fitzgerald
, the film stars Emily Mortimer
(Mary Poppins Returns), Bill Nighy
(The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
) and Patricia Clarkson
(House of Cards
). Greenwich Entertainment will release the title theatrically in the U.S. on August 24th.
The film Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay in Spain at the Goya Awards. The Bookshop recently opened in Spain where it grossed $3.5M in the market.
The Bookshop is set in a seaside village in England in the 1950’s where a widow (Mortimer) pursues her lifelong dream of opening a bookshop. As she introduces the townsfolk to the world’s best literature and stirs a cultural awakening,