Film review: ‘BENEDICTION’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Benediction, the latest film from revered English director Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives) intelligently and movingly dramatizes the life of famed poet, Siegfried Sassoon.  The film depicts Sassoon as an artist who, despite objecting to Britain’s continued participation in the First World War and to entrenched British values, was celebrated by British high society.  The film also reveals his

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