Benediction

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 24 June - 25 June 2022
Category Cinema Screening

Rialto
BENEDICTION

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.

Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies
Producer: Michael Elliott
Cinematographer: Nicola Daley
Editor: Alex Mackie

Classification
M – Coarse language

Country of Origin
UK


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Dates and Times:

Friday 24 June 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday 25 June 2022 at 7pm

Duration

2 hours and 17 minutes

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