This film screened on 24th January 2020.
The IFI invites you to sample the delights of its programming schedule and the wonderful food from the IFI Café Bar as part of its Feast Your Eyes strand. Each month, our gastronomical experts pair a specially curated main course to go with a terrific new release.
This month’s pairing will be Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield. Iannucci brings his signature brand of firecracker wordplay and giddy energy to bear on this delightfully idiosyncratic adaptation of Dickens’s beloved novel. The semi-autobiographical tale of poverty and class in Victorian London is energised through breathless staging, playful visual flourishes and outsized performances from an ensemble of British talent (including Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie).
Menu options on the night include:
Pan Roasted Chicken Supreme, Potato Gratin, Green Peas, and Creamy Tarragon Sauce
Pan fried Sea Bass, Potato Purée, and Sautéd Wild Mushrooms
Butternut Squash and Saffron Risotto