We have added a second screening. Now at 6:30 and 6:45pm.
A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, set in the 1840’s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character (played by Dev Patel) as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.
Armando Iannucci delivers a minor miracle…maybe the best Dickens film adaptation since David Lean. – The Irish Times [Donald Clarke] ★★★★★
Armando Iannucci both respects and reinvents the novel in a wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances. – The Guardian [Mark Kermode] ★★★★★
Armando Iannucci’s souped-up, trimmed-down adaptation of the Dickens novel is an exuberant, heartfelt delight. – New York Times
A vivacious adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, this is as wide-eyed and open-hearted as they come. – Independent UK ★★★★
93% Rotten Tomatoes
UK, 2020 | Language: English | 119 minutes | Cert: PG
Director: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie
Foreign language films are subtitled. Cert: CLUB for over 18s.