A complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden / Peter Capaldi), a soldier decorated for his bravery on the battlefield, became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service.
NZ Listener 4/5 Stars “War Poet biopic is clever, funny and intoxicating”
Guardian, Peter Bradshaw 4/5 Stars. “The tragic life of the poet and soldier is revisited with melancholy and theatricality in a bleak, and often hard to watch, biopic.”
BENEDICTION |M, Adult themes 137 mins | UK
Saturday 16th July 8.00pm
Sunday 21st August 4.30pm
Normal ticket prices of $15 Adults, $12 Concession and $8 Children will apply.
Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale.
Movie screenings are running under the Orange setting with face masks recommended.
Siegfried Sassoon is still legendary today for his poetry inspired by his experiences on the Western Front. He was adored by both members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and theatre scene.
He embarked on affairs with several high-profile men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality, whilst at the same time, broken by the horrors of war, his life’s journey became a quest for salvation.
Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies
Cast: Peter Capaldi, Jack Lowden, Edmund Kingsley, Jeremy Irvine, Harry Lawtey, Calam Lynch, Kate Phillips, Ben Daniels, Geraldine James, Anton Lesser