A Topsy-Turvy World

True to its title, Mike Leigh's new film Topsy-Turvy does indeed turn one's expectations upside down. What's this: the writer-director acclaimed for such rigorously developed, and socially trenchant, British dramas as High Hopes, Naked, and Secrets & Lies, doing a period film? And one about such a seemingly frivolous subject as comic opera composers Gilbert and Sullivan? Leigh, whose cinema would seem to be the antithesis of the overstuffed world of Merchant Ivory and Masterpiece Theatre,

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