Exclusive Limited-Edition Artwork Collaboration With Becky Bettesworth For Lionsgate’s ON CHESIL BEACH Unveiled
The bespoke print was illustrated in celebration of the film's UK release
To celebrate the release of On Chesil Beach in UK cinemas on the 18th of May, Lionsgate UK are proud to reveal a bespoke artwork collaboration with iconic Devon artist Becky Bettesworth.
The limited-edition Becky Bettesworth print will be available as an exclusive gift when tickets are purchased for On Chesil Beach at selected Picturehouse Cinemas from 15th May – 20th May, whilst stocks last.
Becky Bettesworth said she was thrilled to be asked by Lionsgate UK 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".
"We're very proud of the collaboration with Becky Bettesworth for On Chesil Beach. We were immediately drawn to her beautiful iconic style of seaside art and felt she would perfectly capture the film's bittersweet tone” said Lionsgate UK's Senior Digital Marketing Manager Nicola Piggott.
On Chesil Beach, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Ian McEwan and starring Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle, follows the story of newlyweds Edward and Florence who spend their honeymoon at a seaside getaway on Chesil Beach in 1962. Underlying tensions between the young couple soon surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long-anticipated wedding night.
ON CHESIL BEACH will be released in cinemas on 18 May 2018 through Lionsgate UK.
Gift with purchase available from the following Picturehouse cinemas: Central, Crouch End, Phoenix, Notting Hill Gate, Clapham, Greenwich and Ritzy.
ON CHESIL BEACH HITS CINEMAS ON MAY 18
About On Chesil Beach
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. We first encounter Florence and Edward, a young couple in their early twenties, on their wedding day. Now on their honeymoon, they are dining in their room at a stuffy, sedate hotel near Chesil Beach in Dorset. Their conversation becomes more tense and awkward, as the prospect of consummating their marriage approaches. Finally, an argument breaks out between them. Florence storms from the room and out of the hotel, Edward pursues her, and their row continues on Chesil Beach. From a series of flashbacks, we learn about the differences between them – their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach on their fateful wedding day, one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever. On Chesil Beach is a powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era.
On Chesil Beach stars Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn, Atonement), Billy Howle (Dunkirk, The Sense of an Ending, The Seagull) and is directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown), four-time Olivier Award winning and BAFTA nominated theatre, TV and film director and writer.
Ian McEwan has adapted the screenplay from his novel, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize.
About Becky Bettesworth
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.
Becky began this style of work when she was asked to exhibit in the gallery at Greenway National Trust in 2013. She realised this enchanted look would lend itself perfectly with the nostalgic beauty of Greenway, which proved to be right and the images were an instant hit. The exhibition was a huge success and from there Becky's portfolio and popularity blossomed and her reputation has grown from strength to strength.