Wilfred (2000)

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Short film about the poet Wilfred Owen. Mixes live-action and animation in scenes from World War I, with narration of some of his verse, including "Spring Offensive" and "Dulce et Decorum Est". Peter Kershaw’s 2000 film Wilfred takes as its starting point lines from the preface to his first volume of poems, written by Wilfred Owen, "My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity." With a mixture of re-enactments from the war experiences of Owen, and some powerful animation, the film explores Owen’s personal witness to the war, using text from his letters and poems, wonderfully read by Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Michael Higgs and Tony Harrison.

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