Calling all Downton Abbey fans, this one’s for you!
This Beautiful Fantastic looks like a truly magical movie, and it’s finally coming to America. The film originally premiered in Slovenia in October 2016, and according to Deadline it will be released in the States in early 2017.
So what is the fantastic film about? It’s about a woman named Bella, played by Jessica Brown Findlay, or as Downton fans know her, Lady Sybil. Bella is unique, quirky and totally adorable throughout the trailer as we follow her journey to fix up her garden as she makes an unlikely friend with her old, crotchety neighbor.
The trailer begins with Bella saying, “Today I’m going to make a difference,” and you can tell she actually means it.
“Living by the clock, surrounded by books, this is Bella’s life,” the teaser reads over images of Bella going about her day.
Next we see that she has one month to transform the garden of the house she lives in or else she’ll be evicted and you can tell it’s going to be a long process.
Later we learn that Bella’s an author, waiting until she gets her children’s book published, which she has yet to write. She meets an adorable man at the book shop, Billy, aka her love interest (played by Jeremy Irvine), or so it seems, and befriends a man hired to work at her neighbor’s house named Vernon (played by Andrew Scott), but is fired when he arrives late.
Bella hires the man herself to help her with the garden and eventually the three become friends, including her widowed neighbor, Alfie, played by Tom Wilkinson.
“The true gardener can more happiness propagating life in one seed than the rich man could ever get from his perfect rolling lawns,” we hear Bella say as the garden is transformed into something you could only dream of.
The film looks powerful, sweet and highly underrated and we can’t wait to see it!