The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Adapted by Stephen Butchard from Ian McEwan’s Whitbread Prize winning novel, and directed by Julian Farino, The Child in Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen. Benedict Cumberbatch will star as Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children’s books, who is confronted with the unthinkable: the loss of a child. With tenderness and insight, the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate’s absence sets Stephen and his wife on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly. The Child in Time premieres Sunday, April 1st, 2018 on MASTERPIECE!