Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict (2013)
Critic Reviews for Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict
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.
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.
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.
Unlikely to bring the composer to new audiences, but music lovers will find it illuminating and evocative ...
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