On Chesil Beach

Petherton Picture Show

2018 - UK

Certificate 15 - Drama, Romance

Featuring: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Billy Howle, Anton Lesser
Directed by: Dominic Cooke

Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins

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.

On Chesil Beach presents a well-acted and solidly crafted adaptation of a small yet resonant story with deceptively rich subtext.