70th anniversary reissue. The quintessential British romance, Brief Encounter takes its place as one of the key titles in the BFI’s LOVE season (October – December) and will screen alongside charming archival short, A Kiss in the Tunnel (1899) as part of this release.
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.
Drama | Romance
Dir. David Lean, UK, 1945, 86 mins, B/W
Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway