Director: Pat O'Connor

100 min

The second recent adaptation of a Michael Morpurgo novel, this is a companion piece to the Steven Spielberg directed War Horse. Set during World War I, it centres on two brothers, Tommo and Charlie Peaceful, and a local girl Molly. Narrated by Tommo, he reflects on the events of his young life from his position in the trenches. The film conveys some of the intensity and violence of life during wartime and how soldiers were treated by the regimes they served. Students studying Private Peaceful in class will be interested to see how film and the written word differ in portraying the inner thoughts and emotions of the main characters.

Age Recommendation 12+

Screening as part of the IFI Education 2013 Spring/Summer Programme

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