Today in the UK, Irish and US Cinemas On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. The film is based on the best selling novel from Ian McEwan of the same name, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize.
The film focuses on the relationship of a young newly married couple Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle). Set during the 1960’s as the world goes through a cultural and sexual revolution, we see the relationship unravel from day one.
Lionsgate Films has sent us a brand new clip from the new film. Entitled “Florence, Meet Mum” as Edward’s parents get ready to meet their son’s new girlfriend/wife. Like any first time, nerves are running high.
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.
From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, ON CHESIL BEACH is a tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
The film’s supporting cast features Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Adrian Scarborough (Vera Drake), Emily Watson (Testament of Youth) and Samuel West (Darkest Hour).
On Chesil Beach is in cinemas from today.