WHO’S IN IT?
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Billy Howle (The Sense of an Ending), Emily Watson (Angela’s Ashes), Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Samuel West (Pandaemonium), Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech), Bebe Cave (Tale of Tales), Philip Labey (film debut), Oliver Johnstone (The Inbetweeners 2), Bronte Carmichael (Darkest Hour)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Dominic Cooke (film debut), director; Ian McEwan (The Innocent), writer; Elizabeth Karlsen (Carol) and Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game), producers; Dan Jones (Max), composer; Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave), cinematographer; Nick Fenton (Submarine), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
It’s 1962, and the Cultural Revolution is just around the corner. Young lovers Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) have just gotten married, and are spending their honeymoon at a seaside town in Dorset. However, when talk comes of them consummating the marriage, Florence is unusually reluctant, and so begins a downward spiral for the couple as they begin to realise how they may not be right for each other after all…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Ian McEwan adapts his novella for a heartbreaking and dramatic new film, featuring Saoirse Ronan in her first McEwan-based project since her fiery and Oscar-nominated debut turn in Atonement.