On Chesil Beach
CAST: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West DIRECTOR: Dominic Cooke CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 6/14
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
There's splendid acting across the board and assured direction by Cooke, a stage veteran making his feature debut...Peter Howell, Toronto Star
McEwan's genius is in allowing us to read the minds of his protagonists while reminding us that they cannot read each other's.Eve MacSweeney, Vogue