On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

A FILM BY: Dominic Cooke
WRITTEN BY: Ian McEwan (screenplay), Ian McEwan (novel)
STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 110 mins
Format: DCP