Benjamin Britten-Peace and Conflict production photo, Jeremy Lloyd as David Layton

"Peace and Conflict is a beautiful and touching evocation of Britten's schooling at Gresham's and the values there inculcated, which remained with him for life. Rubbing shoulders with Donald Maclean and with the the ghosts of the young Gresham's soldiers killed in the First World War swirling through the quads, the young Britten develops from a hesitant, watchful student into a steely young man. This is a moving and engrossing film, with terrific performances and tender appreciation of Britten's music."
Paul Kildea
- author of Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century
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