British author Julian Barnes’ 2011 Man Booker prize-winning novel, The Sense of an Ending, has followed suit of many a novel and obtained itself a film adaptation that contains a stellar cast of British talent. With its release in just over a month a new trailer and poster has been released which we can all enjoy today.
BAFTA award nominated Ritesh Batra, who is best known for his debut feature film, The Lunchbox, takes the helm on this very British affair which features performances from some of the greatest long-standing and most celebrated British actors today; Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Bridget Jones), swinging sixties icon Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) best known for her art house work, Dame Harriet Walter (Atonement, The Young Victoria), and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey). Also on the cast of exceptional talent is Matthew Goode and Emily Mortimer.
The trailer features both Tony (Broadbent) and Veronica (Rampling)in their twilight years, ex-lovers going head to head over a secret that happened in their youth digging up forgotten memories which catapult its audience back in time to a much younger version of the pair played by upcoming talent Billy Howle as a young Tony and Freya Mavor as a Young Veronica.
The Sense of an Ending is in cinemas April 14th
The Sense of an Ending Official Synopsis
The film follows Tony Webster, divorced and retired, who leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend, who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to come back; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt… Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago?