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Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War (PG)

Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War (PG)

Location:

Connaught Cinema

Tickets:

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Age Guidance:

PG - See more about BBFC ratings here.

Director:

Margy Kinmonth

Top Billed Cast:

Alan Bennet, Freddie Fox, Tamsin Grieg

Duration:

108 minutes (Inc. adverts and trailers).

  • Description

Acclaimed film about official British War artist Eric Ravilious

The first major feature film about Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), the much loved but hugely underestimated British Official War Artist artist, killed in a plane crash over Iceland in 1942. Featuring contributions from artists Ai Weiwei and Grayson Perry, writers Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane, the film recounts a life as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him. The story is told in Ravilious’s own words through a wealth of material drawn from a treasure trove of private correspondence and previously unseen archive.

The film features the voices of Freddie Fox, Tamsin Greig, Jeremy Irons & Harriet Walter and asks what his life and art tells us about the elusive concept of Englishness, and what it means to be a war artist.

★★★★ Rediscovery is long overdue The Guardian
★★★★★ Ravilious can take an unprepossessing subject and turn it into a masterpiece Reviews Hub
A touching search for a missing artist Sight and Sound

BBFC Insight: images of war violence, mild sex references
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