The Sense Of An Ending (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Ritesh Batra. UK, 108 mins, 2017.
Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) directs this much-anticipated new adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel.
Tony Webster divorced and retired, 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 Veronicas possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self.
Filmed partly in the present and partly in flashback, with the main characters’ current and previous selves performed by its excellent British cast, Batra’s film promises to be a superbly well-crafted, intelligent and suspenseful meditation on ageing, memory and regret.