The Sense of an Ending 15
Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) directs Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling in a mesmerising and slippery tale of ageing, memory and self-delusion, an adaptation of Julian Barnes's Booker-prize winning novel.
Tony (Broadbent), divorced and retired, leads a reclusive and quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica (Rampling), 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 Veronica's hands, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self, and face up to the devastating consequences of a decision made a lifetime ago.
Brilliantly acted and very moving, this impeccably crafted film explores the longing, mystery and curiosity of the past while casting a subtle and suspenseful spell.
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