Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2022


Directed by Terence Davies


Director: Terence Davies
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2021
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Tom Blyth, Jack Lowden, Kate Phillips, Peter Capaldi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeremy Irvine, Gemma Jones
18+ (no age rating)


Old Master Terence Davies is in top form with a biopic that’s hard-hitting, sorrowful, yet lively as its atypical hero exposes the dark soul of a corrupt system.

Renowned English poet Siegfried Sassoon goes off to fight in the First World War, where he saves the lives of many men on the battlefield. Awarded a Military Cross for his bravery, he falls out of favor because of the decidedly pacifist views he’s adopted since, and is sent to a psychiatric hospital. There he meets and falls in love with writer Wilfred Owen.

Meet the director


Terence Davies

Terence Davies, born in 1945, is a screenwriter, novelist, film director, and actor who is considered one of Britain’s greatest living filmmakers. He is best known for his autobiographical films, such as DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES (1988), THE LONG DAY CLOSES (1992), and OF TIME AND THE CITY (2008), as well as his literary adaptations, including THE HOUSE OF MIRTH (2000). He is the recipient of the BAFTA Award, the Golden Leopard, the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the London Film Critics’ Circle Award.


Screenplay: Terence Davies
Film Editor: Alex Mackie
Production Designer: Andy Harris
Producer: Mike Elliott
Production Company: EMU Films
World Sales: Bankside Films