Description: Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). 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.


Production Company Amusement Park Films, British Film Institute (BFI), Canal+, Ciné+, Diaphana Distribution, Film4, Focus Features International (FFI), Focus Features, France 3 Cinéma, Ingenious Media, Lipsync Productions, Thin Man Films, Untitled 13, Xofa Productions
Release Date Dec 19, 2014
Duration 2 h 30 m
Rating R
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