On Chesil Beach Trailer – In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance is colliding with issues of sexual freedom. An Ian McEwan film. Arrives in UK cinemas May 18
This is how it goes
Film is adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel. The drama centres on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. The film follows the pair through their idyllic courtship. It explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy. Movie leads to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Director: Dominic Cooke
Writers: Ian McEwan (screenplay), Ian McEwan (novel)
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Samuel West, Billie Howle. Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough.
Film Quotes: Edward – You set eyes on me for the first time. Florence – I liked the way you stopped in the doorway. You saw me and you decided to sate me out. Edward – Did you think then it was love at first sight? Florence – Actually I think it was
Florence – he’s not like anyone else. Edward – I felt like my life had just begun.
Mum – What does he do? Sister – he’s a beatnik. Florence – shut up
The novel was selected for the 2007 Booker Prize shortlist. Director Dominic Cooke makes his screen debut. Guardian: It is a tender and valuable film…shows how naive you can be in your early 20s.
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