On Chesil Beach
“I need to know your worst side,” Florence (Saoirse Ronan)
Two movies written by Ian McEwen premiered at the same festival. They are almost polar opposites in terms of quality. THE CHILDREN ACT is one of the worst films of 2017. ON CHESIL BEACH one of my favourites. The latter is a heartbreaking examination of the disintegration of a marriage on its first day. A Proustian love story. Memories within memories. Lump-in-the-throat stuff.
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