ON CHESIL BEACH (15) - 2017 UK 110 min

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ON CHESIL BEACH (15) - 2017 UK 110 min

Director: Dominic Cooke • Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Emily Watson.

First time director Cooke does true justice to Ian McEwan’s adaptation of his own novella, telling the story of a young couple’s first evening as a married couple, and the disastrous consequences of their inability to form a true bond.Ronan and Howle portray the lovers with subtlety and understatement, backed up by a stellar cast in supporting roles. Beautifully filmed in Oxford, London and on the stark landscape of the beach itself, this is a subtle meditation on confused expectations and lost opportunities.

Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. During this month we are showing JAB (12A) (2’31”), directed by Theo Batterham. This was Theo’s first film, and his aim was to portray a sense of tension.

With two showings at 2.30pm* and 7.30pm.

*(Please note that the 2.30pm showing will be subtitled for those with hearing loss).

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