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Set in 1962, Florence and Edward are two young university graduates who fall in love and marry naïve to the complexities and pressures concerning sexual intimacy. Both coming from somewhat different social backgrounds, but equally troubling families, the film explores how this affects their understanding of the world and each other. Spanning the highs and lows of their union, the story follows the relationship’s idyllic beginnings to the fears and misunderstandings that arrive on their wedding night in a hotel on Dorset’s Chesil Beach. The film acts as a good introduction to Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel and some of the storytelling devices he uses to explore personal memory.
Charming, offbeat romance about a young tourist who persuades a French stranger to get off the train with him in Vienna to wander round for the night.
14+ years 96 mins
A raw, bittersweet drama of two people falling out of love just as powerfully as they fell into it.
16+ years 107 mins
Epic tale of love, betrayal and guilt which begins in a country house in 1935 and spans several decades.
14+ years 118 mins
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Also new in cinemas this week are 'On Chesil Beach' and 'Filmworker, with 'The Greatest Showman' leading this week's DVD releases.
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