WHO’S IN IT?
Emma Thompson (Howards End), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Ben Chaplin (Birthday Girl), Eileen Walsh (The Magdalene Sisters), Anthony Calf (The Man Who Knew Infinity), James Watkins (Hampstead), Dominic Carter (Going Off Big Time), Dywayne Thomas (Paddington 2), Radhika Aggarwal (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), director; Ian McEwan (On Chesil Beach), writer; Duncan Kenworthy (Four Weddings and a Funeral), producer; Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), composer; Andrew Dunn (The Lady in the Van), cinematographer; Dan Farrell (Morning Glory), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
High Court judge Fiona (Thompson) faces a difficult dilemma as she has to rule in a case of a teenage boy (Whitehead) who refuses to undergo a life-saving blood transfusion for religious reasons, while also dealing with a waning marriage to her husband Jack (Tucci)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Emma Thompson reminds us all of the powerhouse actress she can be in this emotional adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel, which the author himself adapts for the screen.