Benediction review – Terence Davies’ piercingly sad Siegfried Sassoon drama

The tragic life of the poet and soldier is revisited with melancholy and theatricality in a bleak, and often hard to watch, biopic

Terence Davies’s uncompromisingly sombre film about Siegfried Sassoon reminded me of how Enoch Powell, at the nadir of his political self-pity, would moan to anyone who would listen: “I wish I had been killed in the war.”

, Benediction review – Terence Davies’ piercingly sad Siegfried Sassoon drama, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

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