Thursday, February 22, 2018

"On Chesil Beach"

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the dramatic romance feature "On Chesil Beach", directed by Dominic Cooke, adapting author Ian McEwan's novella, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, opening May 18, 2018:

"...July 1962, 'Edward Mayhew', a graduate student of history and 'Florence Ponting', a violinist of a string quartet, have just been married and are spending their honeymoon in a small hotel on the Dorset seashore, at 'Chesil Beach'. The two are very much in love despite being from drastically different backgrounds.

"During the course of an evening, both reflect upon their upbringing and the prospect of their futures. Edward is sexually motivated and though intelligent has a taste for rash behaviour, while Florence, bound by the social code of another era is terrified of sexual intimacy.

"Florence tries to mentally prepare herself for the inevitable consummation, but the thought of it continues to repulse her..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "On Chesil Beach"...