Mr. Turner

Wednesday 22nd April 20157:30 PM

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Profoundly affected by the death of his father, Turner is loved by a housekeeper that he takes for granted and even exploits sexually. He travels, he paints. He visits country houses and brothels alike. A popular, if anarchic, member of the Royal Academy of Arts while also being excentric enough to strap himself to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm.

He forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. A man celebrated and reviled both by the public and by royalty.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

97%

Genre:

Drama

Leads:

Timothy Spall, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jamie Thomas King, Lesley Manville, Lee Ingleby, Richard Bremmer, James Fleet

Length:

149 minutes

Year:

2014

Country:

United Kingdom

Language:

English

12A

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