Cinema - A Sense of an Ending (15)
Thursday 21 December 2017, 19:00 - 22:00
Contact Jane Merritt

Sense of an endingThis intense story follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) thought he'd left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage (to Harriet Walker) and family (lesbian pregnant daughter Michelle Dockery) and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he'd understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. The interweaving of Tony's memories of his past (Billy Howle as the young Tony) as altered by the present struggle to attain a diary left to him by the mother (Emily Mortimer) of his old flame Veronica (Charlotte Rampling) that contained information of his 'affair' with the young Veronica (Freya Mavor) and her eventual husband Adrian Finn (Joe Alwyn) who committed suicide apparently after receiving a letter of hurt from Tony make Tony as an older man reconsider the facts of his life.

The film is blessed with a stellar cast and with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication. The film is long, cerebral, and requires involvement on the part of the audience to fully appreciate the subtleties of Julian Barnes original novel. Highly Recommended.

 

Location Community Centre
Doors open at 7pm, films starts at 7.30. Licensed bar, ice creams on sale in the interval. Adults £5.50, 16s and under £3.00