Brief Encounter ★★★★

I walked into the determined to cry, it’s a notorious tear jerker, but how sad can two stifled English people not being able to love one another be?

I cried. I cried twice in the last five minutes, the second one barrelled over me in such an unexpected way. It was beautifully done because there’s this obvious tragedy to the whole thing and then a completely different perspective is lobbed into the equation so unassumingly, so quietly that it got me crying all over again.

Everyone in this is doing stellar work, I’m a big Noel Coward fan and I must have seen this at some point in my childhood because it’s a family favourite but I’m really glad to be watching it once again with fresh eyes.