Brief Encounter

Screening Dates:
Wed 14 February 6:15pm

Director: David Lean
Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard

A fleeting affair that turned into a timeless romance, Brief Encounter is a landmark of British cinema and one of the screen’s greatest love stories. Sensitive direction, perfect performances and an iconic score transform its simple story of two happily married strangers thrown together by chance and torn apart by obligation into a heartbreaking exploration of the power of love.

Laura Jesson accidentally meets Alex Harvey at a railway station on her way home from a neighbouring town. Both married with children, the pair begin to question their previously happy home lives when their chance encounter turns into a regular acquaintance and their initial friendship becomes a burgeoning attraction.

Forced to hide their developing relationship from family and friends, the couple are almost discovered after being interrupted during a would-be tryst. Realising the impossibility of their situation, Laura and Alex must consider parting forever.

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