Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict (2013)

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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 significant English composers in modern history. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Cast

John Hurt
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
London Evening Standard

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

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Guardian

The purest, most sincere fan letter ever written.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Financial Times

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.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
ViewLondon

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

Full Review… | May 13, 2013
Total Film

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