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On Chesil Beach
A very British comedy of sexual repression, and romance, based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan set on the cusp of the swinging 1960s. ‘On Chesil Beach’ elegantly, delicately steers a path between laughter and groaning sympathy for a prim young couple, hesitatingly, awkwardly, spending their first night together as man and wife. Both successful Cambridge students, Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan) are nevertheless, at a complete loss when it comes to consummation. This the focal point of a sensitive, poignant reading of McEwan’s novella, which pits the emotionally-constipated newlyweds headlong into the dilemmas of love, life and emotion.
2017 / English dialogue with Arabic subtitles / Colour / 109 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Adult References, Adult Themes, Brief Sex, Nudity and Sexuality
Director: Dominic Cooke
Producer: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen
Scriptwriter: Ian Mcewan
DOP: Sean Bobbitt, Bsc
Editor: Nick Fenton
Composer: Dan Jones
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Billy Howle, Anne Marie Duff
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