Fri 21 - Thu 27 Feb

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Cert. PG

New Releases

119 mins

in English

UK | 2019 | dir. Armando Iannucci, with Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie

Adapting one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved characters, Armando Iannucci creates a Victorian-set epic that nonetheless feels very modern, fresh and, quite frankly, hilarious thanks to a stellar cast including Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie. Following Copperfield from early youth through to middle age, the story traces his social awakening, charting huge personal ups and downs as he witnesses the best and worst of humanity. Dickens’ ‘favourite child’ amongst his works, the plot tackles social injustice in many forms – child protection, industrial conditions for the working class, and wealth inequality.

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