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New film: The schooldays of Benjamin Britten

A film about the composer’s formative experiences will go on limited release next week. It’s by Tony Britten – no relation – and it looks at how the boy was shaped at Gresham’s School, which lost 100 of its recent pupils in the First World War. Watch the trailer.

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  1. Mark Stratford says:

    Details, including screen times, here:

    http://www.benjaminbrittenfilm.co.uk/

  2. Peter Young says:

    It’s already been screened on Australian TV as the broadcaster (SBS) provided funding – unfortunately it was shown one Saturday afternoon with no promotion. In addition to the Gresham years the film looks at some of Britten’s other influences on his pacifist views (Bridge, Auden) up to the War Requiem.

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