This Friday, On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, will arrive in UK and Irish cinema. A Story of young love and the infancy of newlyweds in the early 1960’s. We first meet them on their honeymoon when we can see cracks appearing already.
Ahead of this week’s cinematic release of the film, Lionsgate Films has sent us 2 new clips. The first is entitled ‘First Meeting‘ and the title speaks for itself when Florence and Edward meet for the first time.
The second clip is called ‘Dinner At The Pontings‘. Florence is at home with her Mother and sister enjoying a meal, it does seem political and personally Florence and her mother don’t get on well.
Ian McEwan has adapted the screenplay from his best-selling novel of the same name, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize.
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.
On Chesil Beach will be released in the UK and Ireland on Friday 18th May.
The film’s supporting cast features Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Adrian Scarborough (Vera Drake), Emily Watson (Testament of Youth) and Samuel West (Darkest Hour).