The story of Siegfried Sassoon, an English writer and poet. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front during WWI, he returned home advocating against war through his poetry.
Starring academy award and bafta winner PETER CAPALDI (the personal history of david copperfield, christopher robin, doctor who, paddington 1 and 2) and bafta nominee JACK LOWDEN (mary queen of scots, dunkirk).
Written and directed by bafta nominee TERENCE DAVIES (a quiet passion, the house of mirth, the deep blue sea).
Presented by BFI and BBC in association with Creative England, LipSync, and M.Y.R.A. Entertainment. Produced by EMU Films in association with Reiver Pictures.
BENEDICTION celebrated its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on september 12, 2021 and its European premiere at the 2021 San Sebastián International Film Festival on september 18, 2021. Additional festivals include the 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival and the 2021 BFI London Film Festival. Its accolades include the 2021 San Sebastián International Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Screenplay and 2 additional nominations for Best Film.