On Chesil Beach 110 mins

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In the early 1960s, a young couple on their honeymoon struggle to physically connect in this sensitive adaptation of Ian McEwan’s acclaimed short novel. As Florence and Edward settle down for their first dinner as a married couple, a nervous energy fills the air. But while it might appear the fledgling husband and wife are suffering from wedding night jitters, as the evening unfolds it becomes apparent something else is creating a divide. Awkwardly grasping for the connection they know they share, the pair recall moments from their lives, both together and apart, as the inevitability of physical intimacy looms ever-closer.

Impeccably adapted for the screen by McEwan himself, Dominic Cooke’s quietly heart-breaking debut is a work of subtle restraint, capturing the intricacies of the source material with grace and delicacy. As ever, Saoirse Ronan shines as the hesitant young bride, ably supported by rising star Billy Howle, both of whom express so much, even when their characters struggle to find the words. And indeed, for a film in which many emotions remain unspoken, and countless feelings are left unsaid, this melancholic love story speaks profoundly about the fragility of human relationships and the destructive nature of silence.

'It has an intoxicating quality of emotional wonder.' -  Variety

3:00pm Sunday 12 August: BOOK-TO-SCREEN panel discussion hosted by Mark Naglazas after the film plus celebratory ploughman's platters before the screening. Click here for details.

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Luna Leederville - session times

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Monday, 20 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 4:40PM 6:50PM
Tuesday, 21 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 4:40PM 6:50PM 
Wednesday, 22 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 4:40PM 6:50PM 
Thursday, 23 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 
Friday, 24 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 
Saturday, 25 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 
Sunday, 26 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 
Monday, 27 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 
Tuesday, 28 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 
Wednesday, 29 August
10:30AM 12:30PM 7:00PM 

Cinema Paradiso - session times

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Monday, 20 August
10:50AM 1:00PM 6:20PM 9:00PM
Tuesday, 21 August
10:50AM 1:00PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Wednesday, 22 August
10:50AM 1:00PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Thursday, 23 August
11:00AM 1:20PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Friday, 24 August
11:00AM 1:20PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Saturday, 25 August
11:00AM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Sunday, 26 August
11:00AM 1:20PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Monday, 27 August
11:00AM 1:20PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Tuesday, 28 August
11:00AM 1:20PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 
Wednesday, 29 August
11:00AM 1:20PM 6:20PM 9:00PM 

Luna On SX - session times

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Monday, 20 August
10:40AM 4:00PM 6:20PM 8:40PM
Tuesday, 21 August
10:40AM 4:00PM 6:20PM 8:40PM 
Wednesday, 22 August
10:40AM 4:00PM 6:20PM 8:40PM 
Thursday, 23 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 
Friday, 24 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 
Saturday, 25 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 
Sunday, 26 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 
Monday, 27 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 
Tuesday, 28 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 
Wednesday, 29 August
12:30PM 4:30PM 8:40PM 

Windsor Cinema - session times

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Monday, 20 August
10:45AM 1:10PM 3:40PM 8:40PM
Tuesday, 21 August
10:45AM 1:10PM 3:40PM 6:10PM 
Wednesday, 22 August
1:10PM 3:40PM 8:40PM 
Thursday, 23 August
1:10PM 8:30PM 
Friday, 24 August
1:10PM 8:30PM 
Saturday, 25 August
1:10PM 8:30PM 
Sunday, 26 August
1:10PM 8:30PM 
Monday, 27 August
1:10PM 8:30PM 
Tuesday, 28 August
1:10PM 8:30PM 
Wednesday, 29 August
1:10PM 8:30PM