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Kate Phillips and Jack Lowden in Benediction official trailer
Kate Phillips and Jack Lowden in Benediction [Credit: Laurence Cendrowicz Courtesy of Roadside Attraction]

The new official trailer debuted for Benediction, the biopic starring Jack Lowden as WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon. Also starring the film are Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeremy Irvine, Calem Lynch, Tom Blyth, Kate Phillips, Geraldine James, Anton Lesser, Suzanne Bertish, Matthew Tennyson, and Julian Sands.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, Benediction had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, and will open in theaters on June 3, 2022.

Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who 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.

Watch the official trailer for Benediction.

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