Brief Encounter

Dir: David Lean
Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
86mins   1945   UK   PG   English | French   

Part of Depot's Summer of Music

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.

'One of the most vivid, impassioned and painfully believable love stories ever committed to celluloid' – Tom Huddleston, Time Out