Merchant Ivory’s landmark adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic tale of drama and romance returns to UK cinemas, newly restored for its 25th anniversary.
Nominated for nine Academy Awards, this landmark adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel is about the interwoven fates and misfortunes of three families in Edwardian England. Full of lavish sets and elegant costumes, the film tells the stories of two respectable sisters, Margaret (Thompson) and Helen Schlegel (Bonham Carter), who collide with the world of the very wealthy – one sister benefiting from the acquaintance with the Wilcoxes (owners of the beloved country home Howard’s End), the other all but destroyed by it.
Compelling and brilliantly acted, the film remains an entertaining, exquisite and elegant pleasure, as moving and relevant as it was on the day of its original release.
Drama | Romance
Dir. James Ivory, UK/Japan/US, 1992, 140 mins
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby