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Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" has Cannes critics approval

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 00:55

May. 15 - Mike Leigh's new biopic of British artist, J.M.W. Turner, receives positive reviews from critics at Cannes. Francis Maguire reports.

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With the 67th Cannes Film Festival in full swing one movie has really got the critics approval. Mike Leigh's latest film, "Mr. Turner", is a biopic of the English artist J.M.W. Turner. It stars Timothy Spall as the eccentric artist and looks at the final years of his life. The actor spent two years learning how to paint before rehearsals began. And Spall explained how he perfected the artist's peculiar grunt. SOUNDBITE (English) Actor, Timothy Spall, saying: "He's got this burning thing inside him, so rather than say it it's just...because it's like, you know people who sneeze, who make that funny noise? It goes like.... That's what it is. It's like...people who sneeze and redecorate the room have a wonderful time. But people who do that they're repressing something that's quite pleasurable. That's the art of the grunt." "Mr. Turner" will be turning up in cinemas later this year.

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Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" has Cannes critics approval

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 00:55