• 2014
  • In Competition
  • Feature Films
Award for Best Actor 2014 , Vulcain Prize for an artist technician, awarded by the C.S.T. 2014

‘MR. TURNER’ explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

Directed by : Mike LEIGH
Year of production: 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 149



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