|'Turner on Vanishing Day' by William Parrott|
- The Guardian Cannes 2014: Mr Turner review – Timothy Spall dazzles as JMW Turner
- The Telegraph: Mr Turner, review: 'supremely enjoyable' (you need to scroll down fast and stop the video of some woman wittering on about the three things you need to know about the Cannes Film Festival)
- The Independent: Mr Turner, first look Cannes review: Mike Leigh back to his rambling, rich and magnificent best
- Time Out - Mr Turner
Timothy Spall – a veteran of Leigh's films – plays this eccentric, determined London bohemian like a bronchial, cantankerous, randy old toad with backache. He grunts and grimaces and gropes his way through life. He talks like a market trader after a crash course in the classics.This is the official trailer
and this is a video of the Guardian reviewers - who have to do their review sitting on a beach in Cannes! The review of the film finishes round about 4 minutes 30 seconds.
Apparently Margate was 'spurned' for filming purposes - despite Turner's long association with the town (and a museum named after him!) in favour of the west country
The film will be released in the UK on October 31st and in the uSA on 19 December 2014. At the moment it looks like it might well get a prize at Cannes!