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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #44. Ritesh Batra’s The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Director: Ritesh Batra
Writer: Nick Payne

After premiering his 2013 debut The Lunchbox at Critics’ Week in Cannes (where it was bestowed the Grand Golden Rail Award), the title went on to receive extensive critical praise throughout the festival circuit, also hitting Sundance and distributed theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics. Batra heads to the UK for his English language debut, The Sense of an Ending, an adaptation of the novel by Julian Barnes (an author whose previous titles Metroland and Arthur & George were adapted for screen and television, respectively). A tale concerning a man haunted by his past and presented with a mysterious legacy in the present attracted notables like Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling, and Jim Broadbent.

Cast: Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery

Production Co./Producers: Ed Rubin, David M. Thompson

U.S. Distributor: CBS Films.

Release Date: Since the title already has US theatrical distribution, we’re assuming this will be seeking a notable slot in the fall festival circuit, perhaps as part of TIFF’s new Platform program or Venice.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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