Mr. Turner – The Painter of Light


Movie Title: Mr. Turner

Director: Mike Leigh

Screenplay By: Mike Leigh

Star Cast: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson. Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville and Martin Savage

Release Date: December 19, 2014

Movie Type: Biography, Drama, History

MPAA Rating: R

Duration: 150 minutes

Movie Country: UK

Movie Budget: $109,000

Company Credits: Air-Edel Recording Studios, Film4, Focus Features International (FFI)

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About the Movie: With the deep personality of an artist and scenes telling you everything about a man, his feelings and depth of peace hi finds in painting, Mr. Turner will be a enormously enjoyable film. Mr. Turner is a British Biographical drama film. The film concerns the last quarter century of the great, unconventional and personified British painter J. M. W. Turner. Written and directed by Mike Leigh, the film shows the shades of life of this great artist who lives his life with his own rules. The life of this artist revolves around his work. He is possessive about his work and wants it to be the best in every aspect. The film will be a great artistic piece as every tiny detail is taken care off. The film is made on the final 25 or so years of the artist. Drama is added in the film by Turner’s housekeeper who is in love with him and the seaside landlady whom he loves. The everyday life story will be a treat to watch as the audience will be taken to another era of art. The trailer is very much interesting as Timothy Spall plays the character exceptionally well which will draw the attention of audiences from all the categories. The relationship of father and son is tremendously presented which adds the emotions to the story.

Editor’s Comments: Mr. Turner is not a film that covers one major event or subject of an artist but it is a film which is shedding light on everyday aspect of the artist showing how an ordinary, flawed human being was an amazing artist known as “the painter of light”.  Timothy Spall has done justice to his role in the finest way possible. The film is something that one can’t miss to watch.