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Benjamin Britten - Peace and Conflict

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Andrew Midgley

  • Andrew Midgley

    Andrew Midgley

Synopsis

This drama documentary for cinema explores the pacifism that was such a powerful influence on composer Benjamin Britten’s life and work.
The story begins in 1929 at Gresham’s School in Norfolk, England. Our young actors take us into a world where social and political issues are actively addressed and young Ben Britten’s hatred of all things militaristic is formed.
As we explore the music that illustrated that hatred throughout his life, illustrated by new performances and unique observations from experts and friends, we frequently return to dramatic interludes at Gresham’s, which cement the narrative – spoken by legendary actor John Hurt.
The transcendent music of the War Requiem accompanies the climax of the film, before we return to Gresham’s School 2012. http://www.benjaminbrittenfilm.co.uk

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
105 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Tony Britten
Producer
Tony Britten, Katja Mordaunt, Anwen Rees-Myers
Editor
Ray Gotts
Screenwriter
Tony Britten
Director of Photography
Roger Bonnici
Production Designer
Emma Davis
Sound
Jonathan Blagrove
Principal Cast
Alex Lawther, Mykola Allen, Bradley Hall, Jeremy Lloyd, Jake Mann, Christopher Theobald, John Hurt, Raphael Wallfisch, Iain Burnside, James Gilchrist, Gerard Collett

Production Company

Capriol Films Ltd
The Coach House
35 High Street
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 6BN
Tel: +44 (0) 1263 712600
http://www.capriolfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Reiner Moritz
Poorhouse International Ltd
17-18 Margaret Street
London, W1W 8RP
info@poorhouseintl.co.uk