Cannes Preview 2014: Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner

Mike Leigh takes a break from the filmmaker’s stylised contemporary dramas – often mistaken for British realism – and returns to the 19th century costume spectacle of his popular Gilbert and Sullivan semi-biopic, ‘Topsy-Turvy’.  This time, Leigh turns his attention to one of the Romantic period’s giants, JMW Turner, and focuses on tensions between his art and character/persona but it’s not known whether this includes the ‘pornographic’ drawings that Ruskin destroyed.  Leigh regular, Timothy Spall, plays the title role.

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May 4th, 2014 - admin

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