A gesture unmade or a word unspoken can change the course of an entire lifetime. Witness the touching story of unexpressed misunderstandings and fears between two lovers, when ON CHESIL BEACH arrives on digital download from 10th September and on Blu-Ray and DVD from 17th September, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK.
Summer, 1962: England is still a year away from the social and sexual revolution that characterised the Swinging Sixties; a revolution that determined the future of modern Britain. Florence (Saoirse Ronan; Brooklyn, Lady Bird) and Edward (Billy Howle; The Sense of an Ending) are newlyweds honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach, Dorset. However, their idyllic romance is tempered by an old fashioned hotel, societal pressures and underlying tensions between the young couple. As they face a long anticipated wedding night, repressed fears boil over and cast an unexpected shadow over an evening that will define the lovers’ marriage.
Directed by Olivier Award-winning director Dominic Cooke (TVs The Hollow Crown), and adapted from the Ian McEwan novel of the same name, ON CHESIL BEACH also features a stellar British supporting cast including Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love, Breaking The Waves) and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette). With remarkable performances from Ronan and Howle, ON CHESIL BEACH is a stunning drama that is as heartbreaking as it is poignant, and is sure to captivate audiences when it arrives on home entertainment platforms this September.