The next film showing at Corrie film club, on Sunday 12th November, at 7.30pm in Corrie and Sannox village hall is The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020. PG. Dir. Iannucci)
“David Copperfield, an orphan, faces numerous obstacles and finds solace in the art of storytelling and writing. Despite his life being tragic, he manages to have some fun while entertaining others.”
Reviewing in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw writes:
“Armando Iannucci’s terrifically likable, genial adaptation of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield taps into the author’s humanity and optimism, if perhaps at the expense of the novel’s darker side. The sad fate of Copperfield’s love Dora is not included, and also missing are a number of famous lines. Fans coming to this movie hoping to mouth along to greatest hits such as “Annual income 20 pounds …” or “Barkis is willin’” may find themselves frustrated. But Iannucci and co-writer Simon Blackwell are concerned, in their adroit and lighthearted way, to start afresh, to tilt the interpretation a bit, to bring in a diverse cast and to re-emphasise Copperfield’s search not just for happiness but for identity, and specifically his own identity as a writer. They do it with tremendous joie de vivre.”
All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.