On Day 2 the Competition hits an early high with Mike Leigh's surprisingly modern period pic about a painter and his grunty, squinty urges. Australian audiences will have to wait until later in the year to see Mr. Turner when it will be released by Transmission Films, but we've got an early review.

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MR TURNER: Timothy Spall "is a grunting, squinting, po-faced force of nature in Mike Leigh’s surprising and charming biography of Romantic landscape painter J.M.W. Turner", according to our review of the film.