Date and time
Fri 30th September 2022 at 7:45pm
images of real dead bodies, moderate sex references, injury detail

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2021 ( UK | USA ) ( Biography, Drama, War )

Starring: Kate Phillips, Tom Blyth, Jack Lowden
Director: Terence Davies

Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon. 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.

Benediction paints an unflinching portrait of a man who understands everything about himself except how to find peace,

(2hr 17min)