Benediction12A

Directed by Terence Davies | UK | 2021 | 2h 17m | Starring Jack Lowden, Julian Sands, Kate Phillips, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale

Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered for his poetry about his experiences of the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies (The Long Day Closes, Distant Voices Still Songs), this profoundly moving drama explores the turbulent life of a complex and compelling figure of British literature.

Reviews

‘Confronting the complexities of Siegfried Sassoon, Terence Davies does little to sugarcoat the inner torment of Sassoon in this uncompromising biopic’
★★★★
Tim Robey, The Telegraph

‘The tragic life of the poet and soldier is revisited with melancholy and theatricality in a bleak, and often hard to watch, biopic’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Book tickets

Friday 10 June

Socially Distanced

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Friday 10 June

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Saturday 11 June

8.30pmBook tickets
Sunday 12 June

3.15pmBook tickets
Monday 13 June

8.45pmBook tickets
Tuesday 14 June

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

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Wednesday 15 June

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Wednesday 15 June

Socially Distanced

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What else is on?

Tomorrow (Thursday 26th May)

15:00

Ennio 15
2h 36m
An insightful portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

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18:15

Bulado Rating-TBC
1h 27m | Dutch & Papiamento w/ English subtitles
MAONA Art presents a one-off screening of Eché Janga's magical drama from Curaçao about a young girl's difficult journey to adulthood.

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20:45

Going to the World's Fair 15
1h 26m
Jane Schoenbrun explores internet folklore (“creepypasta”) and the loneliness of online adolescence in this haunting and experimental lo-fi horror.

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Friday 27th May

15:00

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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17:45

Vortex 15
2h 22m | French w/ English subtitles
A stunningly compassionate look at mortality, presented in split-screen, by “enfant terrible” of French cinema Gaspar Noé (Climax, Enter the Void).

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20:45

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!