Screening Film


Badlands Collective present: TOPSY TURVY (35mm) + Q&A with MIKE LEIGH

Genesis Cinema

21 January 2015 · 7:00pm

Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ · Get directions

Organised by: Badlands Collective

Certificate: 12

Format: 35mm

Following the success of Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, now is the ideal time to revisit his 1999 film Topsy-Turvy, the director’s first period biopic and one of his grandest achievements. Both an exploration and celebration of the collaborative spirit in which his films are made, this richly entertaining and moving take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s production of The Mikado shares with Mr Turner a vivid sense of period detail, a deft avoidance of biopic clichés and tremendous performances from Leigh’s regular ensemble.

We’re pleased to be showing this beautifully shot film from a 35mm release print and to be welcoming legendary director Mike Leigh to a Q&A with Phil and Craig after the show.


Read more about The Badlands collective and their curatorial approach here: INTERVIEW WITH THE BADLANDS COLLECTIVE

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