Cinema Book Club: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Cinema Book Club: The Personal History of David Copperfield

Armando Iannucci

  • Director: Armando Iannucci
    Starring: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Sophie McShera
    Release Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020
  • PG
  • 119
    Min

Synopsis

Cinema Book Club


Read: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
 

An avid Dickens fan, Armando Iannucci (the award-winning writer/director of The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep and The Death of Stalin) adapts here, alongside frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterizations to bring to life one of Dickens’ most cherished characters in THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all. The film stars Dev Patel in the title role alongside a wealth of British talent including Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse.