/brief encounter

UK 1945 PG 86 mins
director: David Lean
"One of the most vivid, impassioned and painfully believable love stories ever committed to celluloid."
Tom Huddlestone - Time Out
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Featured review - Clayton Dillard - Slant Magazine
Distributor:  Park Circus

This film will begin at 6.55pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05pm in Cinema 2.

Winner Grand Prize - Cannes

/star box score 3.4

1 vote - 8
2 votes - 37
3 votes - 84
4 votes - 92
5 votes - 31

/cast

Celia Johnson - Laura Jesson

Trevor Howard - Dr. Alec Harvey

Stanley Holloway - Albert Godby

Joyce Carey - Myrtle Bagot

Cyril Raymond - Fred Jesson

Everley Gregg - Dolly Messiter

Marjorie Mars - Mary Norton

Margaret Barton - Beryl Walters

/crew

Director - David Lean

Adapted screenplay - Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame from the play by Noël Coward

Producers - Noël Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Ronald Neame

Cinematography - Robert Krasker

Film editing - Jack Harris

Art direction - Lawrence P. Williams

Filmed at Denham Studios, Buckinghamshire, in London, the Lake District and Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire

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/David Lean

director

born 1908 Croydon, Surrey

“Film is a dramatized reality and it is the director’s job to make it appear real... an audience should not be conscious of technique.”

Filmography

In Which We Serve - 1942

This Happy Breed - 1944

Blithe Spirit - 1945

Brief Encounter - 1945

Great Expectations - 1946

Oliver Twist - 1948

The Passionate Friends - 1049

Madeleine - 1950

The Sound Barrier - 1952

Hobson's Choice - 1954

Summertime - 1955

The Bridge on the River Kwai - 1957

Lawrence of Arabia - 1962

Doctor Zhivago - 1965

Ryan's Daughter - 1970

A Passage to India - 1964

Links to some articles

David Lean, a Filmmaker of Epic Scale (an interview with Roger Ebert)

David Lean, a profile by Alain Silver in Senses of Cinema

Master and Commander: Remembering David Lean by Anthony Lane - The New Yorker