Mr Turner, the hugely-praised film biography of the great Victorian painter, comes to the Wellesley on November 21st.
Timoth Spall won best actor at the Cannes film festival for his portrayal of Turner in the final third of his life, coughing and shambling through an extraordinary life as contemporary London’s most celebrated and controversial artist.
This is no conventional biopic, wrote The Week magazine, it starts in 1826 when the painter was 51 and proceeds towards his death via a series of tableaux. We see him variously groping his housekeeper, daubing a Constable (a painting, not a policeman) with red paint at the Royal Academy, and visiting his mistress in Margate.
Mr Turner is a masterpiece from director Mike Leigh and a visual delight, said Kate Muir in The Times.