The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dev Patel in the film THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. Photo by Dean Rogers. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved
24th January 20

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 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.

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