Flames of Passion

Institute History

  • 1992 Sundance Film Festival


This pocket-sized reworking of Brief Encounter evokes the melodramatic tradition of the original with its high-contrast black-and-white cinematography, emotional score, and steam-filled railway-station setting, but drastically alters everything else in the way that would have pleased Noel Coward’s unconscious. Aimed fairly and squarely at the heart, Flames of Passion broadens the meaning of the word “awayday.”

Screening Details


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