Saoirse Ronan Fears of Intimacy in ‘On Chesil Beach’ Trailer

Adaptation Of Ian McEwan’s Bestseller

Bleecker Street has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming On Chesil Beach, which follows a pair of Honeymooners who struggling to develop intimacy.

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the film stars Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Billy Howle (Dunkirk), Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West. The period romantic drama marks the feature directorial debut for Dominic Cooke.

On Chesil Beach premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the new trailer below.

Adaptation Of Ian McEwan’s Bestseller

The film opens in select theaters on May 18.

Adaptation Of Ian McEwan’s Bestseller

It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.

From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, ON CHESIL BEACH is a tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.