Brief Encounter (1945 UK) Cert. PG – Croydon Heritage Festival screening

Director: David Lean
Stars: : Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway
The film will be followed by a panel discussion examining what’s distinctive and influential about David Lean’s films. Guests will include Patrick Cadell, Assistant Director on A Passage to India.

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In association with the Croydon Heritage Festival, we celebrate David Lean with this early classic – “the best romantic film of all time” (The Guardian).

A bored housewife (Johnson) is helped out by an idealistic doctor (Howard) when she gets a smut in her eye at a railway station.  Arranging to meet again at the same station they find that their innocent friendship is quickly developing into something deeper.

Developed for the cinema by Noel Coward from his own one-act play ‘Still Life’, it is interesting to note that most publicity material from the time of its first release refer to the film as ‘Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter’

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Unsurprisingly, the Reviews of the original critics are no longer available, but here is a link to that (2010) Guardian article cited above.

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Saturday 24th June 2017

Show starts at 2.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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