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Maleny Film Society – The Personal History of David Copperfield -Matinee
December 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Doors Open 2:30 pm for tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 3:00 pm
Among the many novels Charles Dickens wrote, the semi-autobiographical David Copperfield was his personal favourite. As aspiring writer David grows up he moves through a world teeming with memorable and often comic characters like Mr Micawber, Betsey Trotwood and Uriah Heep, characters that only Dickens could have invented. Director Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) deploys his satiric skills in a gentler and more affectionate way in this look at Victorian society, yet this is far from just another costume drama. The much-praised cast including Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, and Ben Wishart injects freshness and vitality but the real coup was giving the title role to the charismatic Dev Patel (Lion); ‘he is little short of superb’ (The Monthly), his performance ‘a thing of beauty’ (the Times).