With Mike Leigh in person
Dir. Mike Leigh, 2014, 150 mins. DCP. With Timothy Spall. An artistic triumph by the great British director Mike Leigh (Naked, Topsy Turvy, Secrets and Lies, Happy-Go-Lucky), Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Turner is deeply affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he occasionally exploits sexually, and forms a close, secret relationship with a seaside landlady. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, and becomes a popular though anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts. As Turner, Timothy Spall gives one of the strongest performances of his career, and cinematographer Dick Pope creates a visual canvas worthy of the great painter.
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