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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.
On Chesil Beach is a 2017 British drama film directed by Dominic Cooke in his motion picture directorial debut. Ian McEwan adapted his own 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella On Chesil Beach. It stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. The film tells about young spouses Florence and Edward, who destroy their marriage because of fear of intimate relations.
The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2017. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2018, by Lionsgate. Bleecker Street will release the film in the United States on May 18, 2018.
Principal photography began on 17 October 2016, on Chesil Beach, Dorset, England. Other filming locations included London, Oxford and Pinewood Studios in England. Lionsgate has acquired the British distribution rights to the film. On Chesil Beach had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2017.
Shortly after, Bleecker Street acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2018. It was scheduled to be released in the United States on June 15, 2018, however it was pushed up to May 18, 2018.
On Chesil Beach (2018)
Directed by: Dominic Cooke
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Samuel West, Anne-Marie Duff, Billy Howle, Bebe Cave, Adrian Scarborough, Bernardo Santos, Bronte Carmichael, David Olawale Ayinde, Christopher Bowen
Screenplay by: Ian McEwan
Production Design by: Suzie Davies
Cinematography by: Sean Bobbitt
Film Editing by: Nick Fenton
Costume Design by: Keith Madden
Set Decoration by: Charlotte Dirickx
Art Direction by: Susannah Brough
Music by: Dan Jones
Distributed by: Lionsgate Films
Release Date: May 18, 2018 (United States), June 15, 2018 (United Kingdom)