Production of Terence Davies ’s Benediction movie has been completed. The first image of the movie, in which Jack Lowden portrays the successful poet Siegfried Sassoon, has been released.
Terence Davies, Distant Voices, Still Lives, The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea, and Sunset Song were engraved in the memory of moviegoers. His last world premiere was in the 66th Berlin Film Festival, with the movie A Quiet Passion.
In A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies tells the life of the master writer Emily Dickinson who left a permanent mark in the world of literature, in his new movie Benediction, the life of another writer is examined. Benediction is about the life of the famous poet Siegfried Sassoon, who took part in World War I as a soldier and left his mark on the literary world with his poems criticizing the war.
Terence Davies’ New Movie Benediction to Meet the Audience Next Year
Terence Davies wrote the screenplay for the film. As well as telling about the life of Siegfried Sassoon, it will invite the audience to a world where being gay is a crime in England. Based on this, the film is expected to describe the relationship of Siegfried Sassoon with composer and actor Ivor Novello.
In the movie, Siegfried Sassoon is played by Jack Lowden, whose career has risen with the films Dunkirk, England Is Mine, Mary Queen of Scots, Fighting with My Family. Peter Capaldi also gives life to Sassoon’s older version. Geraldine James, Kate Phillips, Gemma Jones, Anton Lesser, Jeremy Irvine, Ben Daniels, Lia Williams, Jude Akuwudike, Suzanne Bertish, Simon Russell Beale and Callum Lynch accompany the cast.
The production of the film, which was planned to begin in the first months of this year, was delayed due to the pandemic. With the transition to the controlled normalization process, the set was started. The shooting of the movie was completed recently. It remains unclear when the highly anticipated film will meet with the audience. However, the fact that it is signed by Terence Davies makes us think that we may see Benediction on the program of one of the major film festivals next year.