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Benediction

Benediction

Release Date: Fri 20th May 22

Format: 2D Digital

Genre: Biography

Running Time: 2 hours 17 minutes

Rate: 12A
images of real dead bodies, moderate sex references, injury detail


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Benediction Synopsis

BENEDICTION explores the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, played by Lowden and Capaldi during different stages of his life. Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery, but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era.

Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion. His story is one of a troubled man in a fractured world, searching for peace and self acceptance, something which speaks as meaningfully to the modern world as it did then.

Screening Types

00:00 Denotes a Regular Screening

00:00  Denotes a subtitled screening for the hard of hearing.

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Cast & Crew

Director
Terence Davies
Actors
Justin Simien
Peter Capaldi
Jack Lowden
Edmund Kingsley
Harry Lawtey
Calam Lynch
Kate Phillips
Producer
Michael Elliott