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On Chesil Beach
December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmAED100
A very British comedy of sexual repression, and romance, based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan set on the cusp of the swinging 1960s. ‘On Chesil Beach’ elegantly, delicately steers a path between laughter and groaning sympathy for a prim young couple, hesitatingly, awkwardly, spending their first night together as man and wife. Both successful Cambridge students, Edward (Billy Howle) and Florence (Saoirse Ronan) are nevertheless, at a complete loss when it comes to consummation. This the focal point of a sensitive, poignant reading of McEwan’s novella, which pits the emotionally-constipated newlyweds headlong into the dilemmas of love, life and emotion.
Immediately following the Gala Screening of ON CHESIL BEACH, join director Dominic Cooke, along with author and broadcaster Paul Blezard as they discuss Cookes’s ‘entrancing adaptation’ of Ian McEwan’s novella and subsequent screenplay, and learn about the creative process of adapting a book for the screen. This discussion takes place in the DIFF Forum Room and is presented in partnership with the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature. Buy a combined package for the film and talk for 120AED, Buy Now