The first trailer for Saoirse Ronan’s stunning new movie On Chesil Beach has actually arrived.Based on the 2007 book of the same name by Ian McEwan(of Satisfaction fame ), the movie follows newlyweds Florence Ponting(Ronan )and Edward Mayhew (Dunkirk’s Billy Howle)as theyhoneymoon on the southern shore of England in 1962. And while madly in love, things are quickly complicated by Florence’s long-standing intimacy issues, along with intense examination from her class-obsessed moms and dads. Following an unsuccessful effort at consummating their marriage, bitter battling ensues between the 2. Directed by newbie director Dominic Cooke, it’s, according to Variety,”< a href=http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/on-chesil-beach-review-saoirse-ronan-1202550919/ a lyrical and rapturous film-- a repressed enthusiasm play, amusing, delicate and heartbreaking." And indeed, it seems an earnest study of the societal (and sexist) pressures surrounding sex, and how they can ultimately impact a relationship. McEwan himself adapted the book for the motion picture and, as such, perfectly captured the nuance and psychological weight of the story.
On Chesil Beach is set for minimal release on Might 8. In the meantime, watch the trailer listed below: