Benediction

12A

(12A) 137 mins
Director: Terence Davies
Cast: Jack Lowden, Harry Lawtey, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Capaldi

Biographical drama about the life of celebrated war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

Driven by patriotic duty, Sassoon enlists to fight in the trenches of World War One. But after he’s awarded the Military Cross for bravery, he becomes one of the conflict’s biggest opponents. Rather than have him court martialed, the brass send Sassoon to a psychiatric hospital in Edinburgh. Following the war, he pursues relationships with both men and women in a heartfelt search for companionship. Years later, he turns to Catholicism for salvation, still haunted by the horrors of war.

Scottish actors Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi star as Sassoon during different periods of his life, putting in strong performances of a man trying to find peace and self-acceptance in a fractured world.

“an incredibly moving and beautifully realised biopic” The Daily Mirror

“an elegant balancing act of both internal and external warfare” Movie Marker

“movingly expresses the traumas of war and love, in one of writer-director Terence Davies’ finest creations” The Film Verdict

“sublime, with a tremendous star turn by Jack Lowden” Variety

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

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