"Spectacular." - David Erlich, Indiewire
"A rhapsodic portrayal of an upper-crust milieu in which words are wielded like weapons by people who might otherwise be pariahs." - Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
Expertly-composed and devastating, BENEDICTION tells the story of famed British poet, Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), best known for his anti-war stance and raw writings about WWI. Acclaimed auteur Davies (A QUIET PASSION, SUNSET SONG) paints an elegant and confident portrait of Sassoon’s life and lovers, and his poetry and pain.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best Screenplay, Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards
Winner - Best Actor (Jack Lowden), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, International Cinephile Society Awards
Winner - Jury Prize, Best Screenplay, San Sebastián International Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
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