The Personal History of David Copperfield

Directed by Armando Iannucci

Director Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) brings his sardonic wit to Charles Dickens’ classic autobiographical novel. With its refreshing and incredibly progressive colour-blind casting and ceaseless visual surprises – walls literally fall away to make room for flashbacks – Iannucci and co-writer Simon Blackwell transpose their source material into a decidedly 21st-century cinematic context. Yet the film never loses sight of its central ideas: that great art is born of great experience, and one’s true fortune can be measured in friends.

119 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain and USA

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