Mr Turner (12A)
Dir: Mike Leigh
Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville
UK, 2014, 150 mins
With IFT favourite Mike Leigh’s new film, Peterloo, screening soon, here’s a chance to catch his last triumph, an extraordinary drama about the painter JMW Turner. With Timothy Spall (winner of the Best Actor award at Cannes) majestic as the artist, this is a wonderfully rich tapestry of experience that digs deeply into a complicated, contradictory life.