LOVE ACTUALLY: A Century Of British Romance

~1900~The Go-Between

One of the world’s great films.
Los Angeles Times


Joseph Losey


  • Julie Christie
  • Alan Bates
  • Margaret Leighton
  • Michael Redgrave
  • Dominic Guard
  • Michael Gough
  • Edward Fox
  • Richard Gibson
1971, 118 mins, UK
Romance | Drama

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.

    • Palme d’Or – Festival de Cannes 1971
    • Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Screenplay, Most Promising Newcomer to a Leading Role – BAFTA Awards 1972
    • Best Supporting Actress – Academy Awards 1972