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WIN! BENEDICTION Movie tickets


Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon was 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.  

His story is one of a troubled man in a fractured world searching for peace and self-acceptance, something which speaks as meaningfully to the modern world as it did then.

Thanks to Rialto Distribution we are giving away 5 x in-season double passes to Benediction, in cinemas June 9

To WIN email us here at [email protected] with BENEDICTION in the subject line, and your postal address in the copy. Tag the mate you will take to see the movie in the Facebook post, and don’t forget to like the X-Press Facebook page and sign up to the newsletter to be in the running!

Competition closes Monday, June 6 at 5pm. You must be a WA resident and be able to provide a postal address.

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