United Kingdom, Japan, USA 1992
Directed by James Ivory
With Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham-Carter
Hindi with EST
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 Howards 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.
In cinemas from 28 July
UK-wide screenings to be confirmed