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On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan leads a uniformly excellent cast, featuring The Serpent’s Billy Howle, Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff in an impeccably-designed period drama. British theatre veteran Dominic Cooke proves himself capable of crafting captivating visuals and his adaptation of Ian McEwan’s moving novella is a haunting, melancholy exploration of repression.


  • Dominic Cooke


  • Ian McEwan


  • Anne-Marie Duff
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Billy Howle


Dorset, 1962. A honeymooning couple recall pivotal moments in their lives but a chasm appears as they prepare to consummate their marriage that will change the course of their future.