Included in the British Film Institute’s prestigious list of 100 best British films of all time and winning the Cannes Film Festival top prize, The Go-Between is a classic, and the perfect representative of turn of the century romance.
In this impeccable period drama, British teenager Leo (Dominic Guard) spends the 1900 English summer in the country. There he develops a crush on Marian (Julie Christie), a beautiful and elusive aristocrat. Desperate to impress, Leo finds himself becoming a “go-between”, reluctantly delivering love letters to Ted Burgess (Alan Bates), a handsome and successful farmer, despite the fact Marian has committed to wed local nobleman Hugh Trimingham (Edward Fox). Leo’s desire burns bright, but his involvement in this torrid love would prove his undoing, and create tragedy for all involved.