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Brief Encounter Turns 70

Brief Encounter poster
One of the greatest love affairs that the Silver Screen has seen, Brief Encounter, is getting a cinema re-release. This is to celebrate the films 70th anniversary.

A timeless tail of love. However brief. From a chance meeting to something more. It all happens simply but powerfully. A love story that still has to be seen.

A fleeting affair that turned into a timeless romance, Brief Encounter is a landmark of British cinema and one of the screen’s greatest love stories. Sensitive direction, perfect performances and an iconic score transform its simple story of two happily married strangers thrown together by chance and torn apart by obligation into a heartbreaking exploration of the power of love.

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.

Living into UK cinemas November, 6 2015
Courtesy of Park Cinemas

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