Synopsis by Mark Deming
Two women form a special bond in a working-class British town shortly after World War II in this drama. Ellen Hardy (Barbara Marten) is a housewife and mother living in a dark and dingy industrial town in the North of England. Her husband Geoff (Andrew Dunn) is unsophisticated and uncommunicative, but Ellen dotes on Victor (Edward Woodcock), her ten-year-old son who displays a real talent for painting and sketching. Ellen is introduced to Kathy Thompson (Andrina Carroll), who teaches art at Victor's school, and the two women soon strike up a friendship. As they get to know one another better, Ellen and Kathy become aware that their feelings go beyond simple friendship, but they both live in a time and place that makes it difficult from them to act upon their desires. Produced for British television, Between Two Women was the first feature-length film from writer and director Steven Woodcock.
attraction, friendship, infatuation, working-class, social-classes, class-consciousness