Benediction

Benediction

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Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) and Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) play Siegfried Sassoon throughout the ages in this dramatised biography from Terence Davies (A Quiet Passion), capturing the poet's experiences with the First World War and how his devestating words ignited public discourse. More

Sassoon (1886-1967), who was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems about the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirised generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

It's an elegant piece of filmmaking, if a little too decorous at times.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It does eventually wind its way to a profoundly affecting conclusion.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

The dialogue is quietly scathing, and the production values are sumptuous. But Davies seems most interested in Sassoon as a symbol of hemmed-in Englishness.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

This is Davies’ second portrait of a sequestered poet... and his third film set against the backdrop of war... It might be the saddest and most tragic of the lot.

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Variety

Variety

Not every temporal shift lands...but at its best it's sublime...

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Benediction | Release Details

Benediction is now playing in 17 cinemas in Australia.