Mr Turner to impress at film screening

Timothy Spall stars in 'Mr Turner'
Timothy Spall stars in 'Mr Turner'

A film about a famous English artist known as “the painter of light” will be shown at the Brighouse Cinema.

Mr Turner, which stars Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson and Lesley Manville, is coming to the venue at the Civic Hall, Brighouse, tonight (Thursday).The film, which was directed by Mike Leigh, is a biopic of English artist Mr J.M.W Turner, who is played by Timothy Spall.

The movie begins in 1826 and follows Mr Turner’s work from his studio in his London town house.

It follows his last 25 years where he secretly gets involved with his landlady, while his housekeeper, played by Dorothy Atkinson, keeps her love for him underwraps.

John Buxton, of organisers Brighouse Business Initiative, said: “Mr Turner is funny, humane and visually immaculate, hitting its confident stride straight away. It combines domestic intimacy with an epic sweep, and a lyrical gentleness pervades each scene, tragic or comic.Every line, every detail, every minor character, however casual or apparently superfluous, is absolutely necessary.”

Doors to the screening open at 7pm and tickets are available from Ryecorn Wholefoods, Harrison Lord and Simply Flowers - or online at Ticket-Source.

Meal deals are available from £10, which includes a ticket. The meal options include Prego’s, Blakeley’s Fish and Chips and Milry’s at the Coach House.

The film premiered for the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and Mr Spall won an award for best actor.

Cinematographer Dick Pope was commended for his work in the film when he won the special jury prize.

The movie received four nominations at the Oscars and the British Academy Film Awards.