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Terence Davies

Benediction

137' - 2021 - War, Drama, Biography - Dialogue: English
Director: Terence Davies With: Peter Capaldi, Jack Lowden, Kate Phillips, Jeremy Irvine
BENEDICTION explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies. 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.
Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon, a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting. It’s the story 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.” - Bankside Films

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Credits

Director

Terence Davies

With

Peter Capaldi, Jack Lowden, Kate Phillips, Jeremy Irvine

Scenario

Terence Davies

Director of Photography

Nicola Daley

Editor

Alex Mackie

Producer

Michael Elliott

Production studios

EMU Films

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America, United Kingdom

Year

2021

Filmography

Terence Davies
Children (short, 1976), Madonna and Child (short, 1980), Death and Transfiguration (short, 1983), The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992), The Neon Bible (1995), House of Mirth (2000), Of Time and the City (2008), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Sunset Song (2015), A Quiet Passion (2016)

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