Trailer: Mr. Turner
The artist in pursuit of his craft has long been a staple of the biopic, from musicians to writers and beyond. With his latest film Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh contributes the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner to this trope of cinema. Leigh’s brand of intimate comedic dramas can be distinguished even through the 19th century set dressings, to the delight of Happy-Go-Lucky and Another Year fans. English character actor Timothy Spall plays the painter over the last 25 years of his life as his work began to grow more abstract.
The film just had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival (read our review) and will be released in the UK on October 31st. Watch the trailer below: