Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict
Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict (2013)

This profile of British composer Benjamin Britten tells the musician's story, focusing on the pacifism at the heart of his inspiration and creative life, and helping to inform the creative process that would make him one of the most… More

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Promising in theory, but clunky writing and direction in the boyhood flashbacks combines with seemingly arbitrary time-shifts to make this a turgid viewing experience.

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Steve Rose

Unlikely to bring the composer to new audiences, but music lovers will find it illuminating and evocative ...

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Steve O'Brien
Total Film

Director Tony Britten (no relation) paints a compelling picture of the left-wing revolution which seduced an entire generation of young aesthetes.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

It's compiled with obvious affection and director Tony Britten (no relation) scores coups whenever he sets his camera in front of a choir, soloist or string quartet and lets the music sing and soar for itself.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

The purest, most sincere fan letter ever written.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

The material covered in this homage is fascinating but the end product could, unless you're already a huge fan, put you off Britten for life.

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Jennifer Tate

Successful in its elucidation of the composer's music style and personal politics, but the tone fluctuates far too often and some of the actors aren't quite up to scratch.

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