Mike Leigh

Mr. Turner

An extraordinary portrayal of the renowned British painter JMW Turner.

Image from Mr. Turner

UK 2014
Dir Mike Leigh
With Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Certificate 12A

The 19th-century British painter JMW Turner is the subject of this extraordinary picture, which presents a flawed man but a great artist during the last 25 years of his life. Spall has never been better than as the curmudgeonly, brilliant painter as we follow his relationships with the art establishment and the two women in his life at this time. With such a fascinating, multi-faceted character, this may be unlike any biopic you will have ever seen.

The screening on Sunday 21 November will feature a Q&A with Mike Leigh.