Film pass giveaway: Mr Turner

2014, MR. TURNERMr. Turner
A film by Mike Leigh

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.

Starring:
TIMOTHY SPALL, DOROTHY ATKINSON, MARION BAILEY,
PAUL JESSON and LESLEY MANVILLE

Watch the trailer

If you would like a chance to score one of 15 in-season double passes to the film, email artshouse@melbourne.vic.gov.au with your name and address, and ‘Mr. Turner’ in the subject line.

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