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War Requiem

Synopsis
Based on the life of Wilfred Owen, the poet, who died in 1918, this film is a blend of Benjamin Britten’s music, Owen’s poetry and director Derek Jarman’s visuals. The film includes wartime footage drawn from the archives of the Imperial War Museum and the cast includes Sean Bean, Laurence Olivier and Tilda Swinton. DVD extras include: New High Defintion transfer and remastered audio track; ‘Requiem for Jarman’ - a recollection on the making of the film with producer Don Boyd and stars Tilda Swinton and Nat Parker; ‘War Requiem Live in Liverpoool’ - A feature on the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s 2008 performance of Britten’s masterpiece in Liverpool Cathedral; Commentary with producer Don Boyd.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
1988
Subjects
English language and literature; History; Music
Keywords
World War 1; Owen, Wilfred

Credits

Director
Derek Jarman
Music
Benjamin Britten
Cast
Laurence Olivier 
Sean Bean 
Tilda Swinton 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
89 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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