Terence Davies Drama ‘Benediction’, Starring Jack Lowden, Snapped Up By Roadside Attractions For North America

Terence Davies Drama ‘Benediction’, Starring Jack Lowden, Snapped Up By Roadside Attractions For North America
Exclusive: Roadside Attractions has snapped up North American rights to Terence Davies’ well-received TIFF and London Film Festival drama Benediction.

Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) stars as WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon, alongside Peter Capaldi, Geraldine James, Kate Phillips, Gemma Jones, Calam Lynch, Anton Lesser, Jeremy Irvine, Ben Daniels, Lia Williams, Jude Akuwudike, Suzanne Bertish and Simon Russell Beale.

Following its world premiere at TIFF and its berth at San Sebastian where it won the Jury Prize, the film is debuting in the UK tonight at the London Film Festival.

Roadside, which struck the deal with UK sales firm Bankside, plans to release the film theatrically in spring 2022.

Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Davies, the biopic explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Sassoon. 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
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