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can’t help himself. The British director (Naked, Another Year, Secrets & Lies) turns out one devastating masterpiece after another, rarely missing the emotional mark. Hell — I don’t even like that sort of thing, but never left a film unmoved.

According to Deadline, the filmmaker will return to the genre he dabbled in once before (to terrific results) with Topsy-Turvy: the ‘artist biopic’.

Leigh will take on the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner, who was famous for his watercolor landscapes. As the latter sentence isn’t really an enticing description (even Wikipedia would object), I better let explain why he thinks Turner’s life is worthy of filmic depiction:

Turner as a character is compelling. I want to explore the man, his working life, his relationships and how he lived. But what fascinates me most is the drama that lies in the tension between this driven eccentric and the epic, timeless world he evoked in his masterpieces.

, with which Leigh already collaborated beautifully in All or Nothing and other films will play the lead.

As the British filmmaker has yet to deliver a bad film, one should be terribly excited for Mr. Turner. We all know it’s going to be a sad, heartbreaking affair but... well, you've got to have those too!


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