Memories can be tricky things. If they're not cloudy about seemingly important matters, they're making people dress up as cats and sing. There are no singing moggies in the trailer for The Sense Of An Ending, but there is Jim Broadbent confronting some new information about his past.
Broadbent here stars as Tony Webster, divorced and retired, who leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica (Freya Mavor when seen in flashback), 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? Our guess is... possibly?
Ritesh Batra directed the drama, working from Nick Payne's script, itself an adaptation of the 2011 novel by Julian Barnes. The cast is stocked with the likes of Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle and Joe Alwyn. The Sense Of An Ending will arrive in UK cinemas on 14 April.