To celebrate the release of On Chesil Beach in UK cinemas on the 18th of May, Lionsgate has commisioned a bespoke artwork collaboration with iconic Devon artist Becky Bettesworth, available for free at select Picturehouse cinemas when you see On Chesil Beach.
Becky Bettesworth said she was thrilled to be asked to help bring to life this extraordinary novel through her art. “Chesil Beach is such an iconic stretch of the Jurassic Coast and together with my love of producing vintage seaside prints, the commission has truly allowed me to explore my passions on this very exciting project. The book is tinged with such sadness of a love lost but the moment I have captured in the artwork is the one of their love for each other. It has been a pleasure to work on and endorse this British film”.
Becky’s work draws inspiration from the classic railway posters of the 1930s. Her vintage seaside posters are modern and fresh, showing a pace off at its best, without the fuss and rush of the modern world. Becky draws her inspiration from a time before the current obsession with the latest gadgets and gizmos – that idealistic notion of life drifting at an easier slower pace.
The limited-edition Becky Bettesworth print will be displayed in cinemas and available as a gift with purchase exclusively at Picturehouse Central, Crouch End, Phoenix, Notting Hill Gate, Clapham, Greenwich and Ritzy from 15th May – 20th May, whilst stocks last.
We’re delighted to offer 6 lucky winners a framed copy of the print, as displayed in cinemas. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question and complete the form below. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on Friday 1 June.
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It’s 1962, and two young newlyweds from very different backgrounds (Howle and Ronan) have chosen to spend their honeymoon on the windswept beaches of Dorset. They’re inexperienced and new to love; a nervous energy fills the air at their first dinner as a married couple. But these aren’t just wedding-night jitters: as the evening progresses it becomes clear that something else is creating the divide. Awkwardly grasping for the connection they know they share, the pair recall moments from their lives, both together and apart, as the inevitability of physical intimacy hangs over them. Directed with great skill by four-time Olivier Award-winner Dominic Cooke, this is Ian McEwan’s heartfelt and sensitive adaptation of his bestselling novel of the same name.
On Chesil Beach is in cinemas from 18 May.
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