in about 100 words or less
US 106m, Colour
Director: Tim Burton; Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp
Big Eyes is a biographical drama about Margaret Keane, an American artist whose “big eyed” portraits were a huge commercial success during the 1950s and 60s. Though her painting was widely known, it was her husband who took credit for her work. On the surface, this is Margaret’s story to regain the rights to her art, but it is also a commentary on commercialization, sexism and women’s rights. A departure from Tim Burton’s dark and quirky style of filmmaking, Big Eyes is a seemingly unbelievable story, if it were not in fact true (Klaus Ming June 2016).