To coincide with the film’s BFI London Film Festival Love Gala screening, Lionsgate has today unveiled a new teaser poster for ON CHESIL BEACH, out in cinemas nationwide on 19th January 2018.
Directed by Dominic Cooke (in his motion picture directorial debut), and adapted by Ian McEwan (from his own 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name), the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough and Billy Howle.
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. We first encounter Florence and Edward, a young couple in their early twenties, on their wedding day. Now on their honeymoon, they are dining in their room at a stuffy, sedate hotel near Chesil Beach in Dorset.
Their conversation becomes more tense and awkward, as the prospect of consummating their marriage approaches. Finally, an argument breaks out between them. Florence storms from the room and out of the hotel, Edward pursues her, and their row continues on Chesil Beach.
From a series of flashbacks, we learn about the differences between them – their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach on their fateful wedding day, one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever.
ON CHESIL BEACH is out in cinemas nationwide on 19th January, 2018