Thursday 26 May - 11:00 - Join us after the screening for a friendly Book to Film Club discussion on the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon
An exploration of the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon - 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.
'An elegant piece of filmmaking' - Wendy Ide, Screen International