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On Chesil Beach

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Synopsis

It is 1962, Florence and Edward, a young couple are on their honeymoon at an overcast English seaside spot. Florence is a disciplined violinist, raised in a cold vice of middle-class repression, where her mother crushed any sense of impulse with propriety. Edward offers Florence some promise of freedom. He was raised in the countryside in a more volatile family, and found liberation in literature and ideas. The two arrive at a Chesil Beach guest house in love and ready to begin their life together, but hopelessly ill-equipped for their first night.
Adapted for the screen by Ian McEwan from his best-selling novella.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2017 - Special Presentations - World premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Director
Dominic Cooke 1st Feature
Producer
Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley
Co-Producer
Caroline Levy
Executive Producer
Zygi Kamasa, Joe Oppenheimer, Beth Pattinson, Thorsten Schumacher, Chiara Gelardin, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden, Ian McEwan
Editor
Nick Fenton
Screenwriter
Ian McEwan (novella and screenplay)
Director of Photography
Sean Bobbitt
Production Designer
Suzie Davies
Sound
Robert Ireland
Music
Dan Jones
Principal Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough

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Last updated 4th September 2017

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