Sun 22 May 2:30pm
Director: Terence Davies
Starring: Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Jeremy Irvine
Northampton Film Festival 2022 is delighted to present a screening of Benediction.
The latest, heart-breaking film from Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Sunset Song) is a delicate portrait of poet Siegfried Sassoon.
A complex man who survived the horrors of the First World War, Sassoon (Jack Lowden/Peter Capaldi), was a decorated soldier, whose bravery on the battlefield evolved into courage of a different kind, as he became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war.
Legendary still today for his poetry inspired by experiences on the Western Front, Sassoon was adored by both members of the aristocracy, as well as stars of London’s literary and theatre scene.
As he embarked on affairs with several high-profile men (including Ivor Novello), he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality.
But, broken by the horrors of war, his life’s journey became a quest for salvation.
★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ “A RHAPSODIC PORTRAYAL” Slant Magazine
Northampton Film Festival returns to Northampton Filmhouse for 2022!
After our virtual festival in 2021, Screen Northants are back with Northampton Film Festival 2022: Know Your Place showcasing the best Northants short films and feature films with a local connection.
NFF 2022 runs from 16th – 22nd May including events at the Grosvenor Centre and the University of Northampton, with all our competition and feature screenings at the Filmhouse 19th – 22nd May. This year’s festival is all about knowing your place: knowing there are opportunities for Northants people in the ever-expanding British film industry and knowing there’s plenty going on here in Northampton.
The Northampton Film Festival has been made possible with the support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.
The festival is also supported by Nenescape, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Northampton Borough Council, the University of Northampton, Northampton Filmhouse, the Grosvenor Centre, Panavision and Cineworld Sixfields.