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    The Sense of an Ending

    Directed by Ritesh Batra
    UK | 108 minutes | World Premiere | Opening Night

Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling team up with the director of The Lunchbox in this mesmerizing adaptation of Julian Barnes’s novel about aging, memory, jealousy, and the lies we tell ourselves to survive.


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film synopsis

As a follow up to his enchanting first film, The Lunchbox, director Ritesh Batra has turned for inspiration to Julian Barnes's Booker-prize winning novel, The Sense of an Ending, a mesmerizing and slippery tale of aging, memory and self-delusion.

Tony, played by the great Jim Broadbent, is a curt, semi-retired divorcee who has led a life designed to shield him from pain and loss - and from deep feeling. But his sense of his own history is challenged when he is bequeathed a diary written by his best friend Adrian, who killed himself under mysterious circumstances. The diary is in the possession of Tony's first love, Veronica (Charlotte Rampling). But she refuses to give it to him. Why?

Superbly acted, Batra's moving, impeccably crafted film casts a subtle and suspenseful spell as the increasingly obsessed Tony explains his predicament - and long-glossed over formative experiences - to his not particularly sympathetic ex-wife (Harriet Walter). In doing so, he is compelled to revisit a past he had tidied away a little too conveniently.

World Premiere

film details

Country: UK
Year: 2017
Running Time: 108 minutes
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Language: English
Director: Ritesh Batra
Producers: Ed Rubin, David M. Thompson
Principal Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Freya Mavor, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, Billy Howle
Cinematographers: Christopher Ross
Editor: John F. Lyons
Music: Max Richter
Screenwriter: Nick Payne

guests in attendance

Ritesh  Batra – Director

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