1945, 86 mins, UK, certificate PG
Produced by Noël Coward and adapted from his one-act stage play, Brief Encounter is the classic story of illicit love; one of the greatest romantic films and one of the biggest weepies of all time.
Provincial housewife Laura Jesson and urbane doctor Alec Harvey meet in a café on a railway station and so begins a simple but unsentimental unfolding of their extra-marital affair. Through their weekly meetings both escape from their own reality of hollow marriages and routine middle-class life, but ultimately choices have to be made.
For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.
7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?
Read the latest issue before signing up