Brief Encounter(U)

The winner of our ‘Favourite Films’ season, David Lean’s classic received over 23% of all the votes we received. Critically acclaimed on release, sharing the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1946, it is still ranked highly by critics and audiences alike, coming 2nd in the BFI’s poll of the greatest British films, and serves as one of Noël Coward’s greatest works (the film was written and produced by the great playwright). The story tells of suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Johnson), who meets doctor Alec Harvey (Howard) in the refreshment room of a railway station. Although Laura is married, the couple start to fall for each other and continue to meet at the station cafe, knowing all the time that their love is impossible.

Date Time
Thurs 17th May 7.45pm

Dir. David Lean, UK, 1945, 94 mins
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway

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