Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War

Feb 7, 2024 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Margy Kinmonth
  • Year: 2022
  • Country: UK
  • Run Time: 87 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 86
  • B: 23
  • C: 1
  • D: 0
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 94
Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War

This engaging documentary is the first major feature film about Eric Ravilious, the much-loved but hugely underestimated British Official War Artist killed in a plane crash over Iceland in 1942. BAFTA Award winner, Margy Kinmouth, makes good use of his art and his letters whilst not neglecting the role and significance of his wife Tirvah Garwood. The film features contributions from artists Ai Weiwei and Grayson Perry, writers Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane, as well as voice-over narration from Freddie Fox, Tamsin Grieg, Jeremy Irons and Harriet Walter. Margy Kinmonth, the director, will introduce the film and do a Q&A session following the screening.