Benediction

RUN TIME
137 Minutes

Tuesday 5 July: 1630 & 1930
Wednesday 6 July:
1930 (Subtitled)
Thursday 7 July:
1300 & 1930

The turbulent life of legendary war poet Siegfried Sassoon, a portrait of a troubled man in a fractured world searching for peace and self-acceptance.

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.

Period drama from revered filmmaker Terence Davies and starring Jack Lowden.