Tuesday, July 27, 2021

JACK LOWDEN'S PERIOD SET BIOPIC BENEDICTION ON WW1 HERO AND POET SIEGFRIED SASSOON TO COMPETE AT TORONTO AND SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVALS!

 JACK LOWDEN'S BENEDICTION
DOING A FALL FESTIVAL RUN
While we are waiting for the first trailer, Terence Davies movie drama BENEDICTION has announced a festival run this Autumn: it will have its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival (September 9-18th) and will then compete at San Sebastian (17-25th September). Jack Lowden leads the
Jack Lowden plays famous WW1 poet Siegfried Sassoon
biopic of Siegfried Sassoon, one of WW1's leading poets, which will detail his rise to acclaim for his unsparing, often satirical descriptions of trench warfare. After serving with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, where he was known as “Mad Jack” on account of his suicidal feats of bravery, he spoke out against the war
Jeremy Irvine is Sassoon's lover Ivor Novello
and narrowly escaped being court-martialled. The film will also recount his closeted post-war life, when being gay was still a criminal offence in Britain. He had an affair with composer and actor Ivor Novello (Jeremy Irvine), and later married and converted to Roman Catholicism. During his life he met
Terence Davies drama will premiere at Toronto Film Festival
pretty much met all of the 20th century's most famous people! Gemma Jones, Kate Phillips, Ben Daniels, Geraldine James, and Anton Lesser also star in the movie. Toronto will, meanwhile, also see the world premiere of Kenneth Branagh's Belfast with Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds and Jamie Dornan. Venice is, meanwhile, filled with Hollywood crap this year.

7 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to the tracker!

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  2. Not sure about this one...it sounded interesting at first, but it's just another typical Hollywood styled drama.

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  3. This was an overall confusing post for me. The actor resembles Sebastian Stan and then you wrote about San Sebastian. I had to read that a few times to get it lol. That being said, this one sounds good! After reading about WWI recently, I've been interested in learning more about it.

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    1. I do ever so adore me Jack Lowden, too bad he is with that mediocre wench Saoirse Ronan...

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