The Sense Of An Ending



Hammer Theatre SJ Sun, Mar 12, 2017 12:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2016
Additional Info
Production Country:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ritesh Batra
Executive Producer:Glen Basner
Ben Browning
Peter Hampden
Milan Polelka
Aaron Ryder
Producer:Ed Rubin
David M. Thompson
Screenwriter:Nick Payne
Music:Max Richter
Cinematographer:Christopher Ross
Editor:John F. Lyons
Cast:Jim Broadbent
Charlotte Rampling
Harriet Walter
Freya Mavor
Emily Mortimer
Michelle Dockery
Billy Howle


The impeccable Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) and Charlotte Rampling (Melancholia) team up in this mesmerizing tale about memory, jealousy, and the lies we tell ourselves to survive.

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. Tony, played by the phenomenal 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 died under mysterious circumstances. The diary is in the possession of Tony's first love, Veronica (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…to his not particularly sympathetic ex-wife. In doing so, he is compelled to revisit a past he had tidied away a little too conveniently. - Excerpts from Palm Springs Film Festival