Film review: Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict

Dir. Tony Britten. Starring Alex Lawther, Mykola Allen, 109mins

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This beginner's guide to Benjamin Britten is a well-meant but awkward cinematic tribute to Britain's most performed composer in his centenary year.

Its recitals and talking-head interviews are nice enough, but its amateurish and stilted dramatic reconstruction of Britten's schooldays at Gresham's give it the air of a school assembly that got out of hand.