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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 8.15pm
Iconic couples
  • Classic romantic drama
  • 1945
  • UK
  • B&W
  • 82 mins.
 
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When housewife Laura Jesson meets Dr Alex Harvey in a railway station café they are immediately drawn to each other. Both are already married but during the course of their weekly meetings they fall in love and must decide between passion and duty. Based on Noel Coward's play Still Life and beautifully evocative of the period, Brief Encounter remains a timeless classic of British Cinema with superb performances from Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in his first leading role. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay and winner of the Grand Prize at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival, this is one of the finest Romantic Dramas ever made.

Director:

 
David Lean

Cinematographer:

 
Robert Krasker

Screenplay:

 
Noel Coward, David Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame, from the play "Still Life" by Noel Coward

Cast:

 
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Cyril Raymond, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Everley Gregg, Margaret Barton, Dennis Harkin, Irene Handl

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