Watch the first trailer for Mr Turner: the movie everyone in Cannes is talking about

Timothy Spall stars as the British painter in Mike Leigh's first film in four years - and critics are already calling it an Oscars 2015 contender...


This has got awards season written all over it… Fresh from a slew of five star reviews from the Cannes Film Festival, Mr Turner has released its first trailer.


The British drama – competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or award – is directed by Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake’s Mike Leigh, his first film in four years, and stars Timothy Spall as the eponymous 19th century artist, famous for his masterpieces The Fighting Temeraire and Rain, Steam and Speed.

Released in the UK on 31 October, the film charts the last quarter century of Turner’s life and co-stars Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey and James Fleet. Watch the video below for a taster…