This exuberant gambol through Dickens’ novel is set in the Victorian era but revels in London as we know it today: culturally diverse, socially mobile, humane and harsh, as ripe with possibilities as it is rife with pitfalls. A sparkling film that rediscovers the classic we thought we knew.
“And then there’s the cast, a multi-ethnic treat whose diversity is neither text nor subtext, but a reminder that the alabaster complexions of many a costume drama should not be mistaken for historical accuracy.” Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
8 BIFA awards
Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw
Post-screening Q&A with the film’s producer Kevin Loader
|Title||The Personal History of David Copperfield|
|Directed by||Armando Iannucci. Screenplay by Simon Blackwell.|
|Running Time||119 mins|