Benediction

Showings

Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Jul 15 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Jul 16 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Jul 17 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Jul 18 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jul 19 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Jul 21 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:137 minutes
Rating:PG-13
Production Country:United Kingdom, United States
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/rHPcubS9XbM
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Terence Davies
Cast:Jack Lowden
Peter Capaldi
Tom Blyth
Kate Phillips
Gemma Jones

Description

Legendary 20th Century English poet Siegfried Sassoon’s life-long quest for personal salvation, through his experiences with family, war, his writing, and destructive relationships, goes unresolved; never realizing it can only come from within.


Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, “Benediction” explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier 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.


“Jack Lowden’s deepest and best work … phenomenal!” — The Telegraph


“Profoundly affecting.” — The Hollywood Reporter


“Spectacular.” — Indiewire


“Staggering.” — Variety