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On Chesil Beach

Dir: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff
110mins   2018   UK   15   English    AD

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centres 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.

'It's a lyrical and rapturous film - a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking' - Owen Gleiberman, Variety