Director: Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown)
Cast: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Billy Howle (Dunkirk), Emily Watson (Breaking The Waves)
A powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era.
Adapted from the bestselling book by Ian McEwan, ON CHESIL BEACH centers on Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle), a young couple in their early twenties. Now on their honeymoon, they learn about the differences between them – their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach on their fateful wedding day, one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever.
"It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking." (Variety)