About the Film
The Golden Globe winner for Best Picture and nominated for an Oscar for the same, this film stars Academy Award-nominated Keira Knightley, in a classic British romance, costarring James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland). The story is based on Ian McEwan?s best-selling 2002 novel.
In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Brion’?s vivid imagination. An adolescent outburst of spite sets in motion events that will destroy two lives and reverberate for decades. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
One of Best Pictures of the Year. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times