King’s Film Society Presentation
THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
Based on the bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes and directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), The Sense of an Ending is an introspective, cross-generational story that considers how we edit our memories and construct our identities, much like a piece of storytelling. 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 Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. As he digs deeper into his past, it all starts to come back; the first love, the broken heart, the deceit, the regrets, the guilt… Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago?
Director: Ritesh Batra
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery
“The Sense of an Ending looks terrific, suffused as it is with British manners and everything-in-its-placeness. It’s a cozy movie with a decidedly un-cozy message — about the perils of resuscitating our pasts, and the even bigger risk of leaving them be.“
– The Washington Post
Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.
All prices include HST.
General admission seating.
Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.