The first weekend of Winchester Film Festival brings the 1945 adaptation of the Noel Coward play Brief Encounter
Set at Milford railway station forms the central setting for this story of forbidden love, between Alec, a married doctor and Laura, a housewife. Both characters are quintessentially English, to the point of being ‘ordinary’ - they are normal people, living normal lives in normal places with normal worries - their love is the extraordinary element.
This ‘stolen moments’ love affair between a mature couple, who both have families, poignantly reflects some of the sensitive issues facing society at this point in British history. At a time when divorce was extremely rare, and men tended to dominate, Alec and Laura’s drama plays against a backdrop of moral and idealistic expectations that leave no room for their forbidden love.
The film is being shown outside at Alresford Station on the Watercress Line, with the tracks running between the audience and the screen. The doors open at 8.00 and the film plays at 8.30pm.
Tickets are £5 plus an additional charge by the ticket seller - ticketweb. Money goes to the Friends of the Family charity who supports vulnerable families and their children who live in the Winchester district.
CHEARS! members will meet at The Running Horse Inn, The Avenue at 7.00pm for a pre-cinema drink.
This event would most likely be hosted by any of the co-organisers, Steve, Lesley or DaveR
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