Based on the bestselling novel by Julian Barnes, the film sees Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas) as Tony Webster, a divorced and retired man who leads a fairly reclusive and quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica (Freya Mavor), 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?
With Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool), Harriet Walter (Babel), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game) and Emily Mortimer (also in the cast, The Sense Of An Ending will arrive in cinemas 14 April.