The Sense of an Ending is adapted from Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel and tells the story of 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.
Even after many decades, the sense of rejection forces him to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession and, in turn, to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. Jim Broadbent is the flawed character at the heart of the story, who deeper into his past to recall; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt… but he bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the consequences of actions he took so long ago?
A stellar cast of British thespians on show includes Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Michelle Dockery.
The Sense of an Ending is in UK cinemas from Friday 14 April 2017.
Photo by Robert Viglasky – © 2017 – CBS Films