Win tickets to see Benediction!
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We’ve got ten double passes to give away to see new Terence Davies film Benediction, in cinemas June 9, thanks to Rialto Distribution. For your chance to win, enter below!
Note: Entries are open to South Australian residents only.
Benediction explores the turbulent life of poet Siegfried Sassoon through the eyes of 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 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.