ON CHESIL BEACH
DOMINIC COOKE | 2018 | UK | English | 110 MIN
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff
Adapted from Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel, On Chesil Beach vividly captures the stifling social climate of England in 1962 by following virginal newlyweds Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Dunkirk’s Billy Howle) on honeymoon at a quiet beachside resort. The two tentatively inch toward consummating their marriage in a series of sweetly awkward rituals, while flashbacks give further insight into how these two young people from different social strata managed to forge a strong bond. Handled with expert emotional precision by director Dominic Cooke and his two gifted leads, On Chesil Beach sensitively portrays both the suffocating inhibitions of a repressed era and the furious emotions rippling just beneath the surface.
Part of PFF SPRINGFEST April 27-29 at the Prince Theater and PFS Roxy
With PFF SpringFest, the Philadelphia Film Society presents a mid-year survey of the freshest cinematic marvels from the international festival circuit–from American indie darlings and eye-opening documentaries to acclaimed foreign titles. Browse the full program HERE.
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