My National Gallery from 4th June 2024

Coming to Cinemas Nationwide. 

My National Gallery

The National Gallery is full of famous artworks, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told? Which art has the most impact and on whom?   Telling the story of one of the world’s greatest art galleries in a new light, MY NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON comes to cinemas nationwide on 4th June.

From the award-winning film company and unique arts brand Exhibition on Screen (Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition, John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger), MY NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON gives voice to those whose lives have been touched by the Gallery – beloved celebrities, devoted staff members, every day visitors and world class experts come together to paint a unique portrait of this iconic British institution for its 200th birthday.

Claudia Winkleman, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Jacqueline Wilson and HRH Princess Eugenie all let us in to their deeply personal connection with the National Gallery. Each interviewee identifies the one artwork which means the most to them, with this diverse cross section of society making surprising choices of both well-known masterpieces and hidden gems.

Discover the source of the famous “Python foot”, the artwork described as Turner’s “science fiction” painting and the work that became a conversation starter in shopping centres and prisons – the film explores how the power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background or their beliefs.

MY NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON is co-directed by Ali Ray (Klimt & The Kiss) and Phil Grabsky (Hopper: an American love story).