Brief Encounter (Lean 1945): Greenwich Picturehouse, 1pm
A beautifully acted British cinema classic. The BFI Film Classics collection includes
this film - it is written by Richard Dyer and I can thoroughly
recommend it. Details here.
Time Out review:
'Critics love to pick at Lean and Coward's
oh-so-polite study of English romanticism and repression, but frankly
its their loss: those willing to give themselves over to its intense
mood of swooning, tightlipped desperation will find themselves swept up
in one of the most vivid and impassioned doomed romances ever committed
to celluloid. Note-perfect acting and indelible location photography
add to what is, in emotional terms at least, arguably the great
director's finest hour.' Tom Huddleston
Here is the trailer.