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OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES CLASSICS 2016
Three Oscar wins (Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction) and nine Oscar nominations for the 65th Academy Awards ∙
One Golden Globe win (Best Actress, Emma Thompson) and four Golden Globe nominations for the 50th
Golden Globe Awards ∙
Two BAFTA wins (Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Best Film) and 11 BAFTA nominations for the 46th
BAFTA Awards ∙
Three National Board of Review awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress: Emma Thompson) ∙
Winner of the 45th Anniversary Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
*Note: All engagements projected in 2K.*
One of Merchant Ivory’s undisputed masterpieces, this adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel is a saga of class relations and changing times in Edwardian England. Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson) and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter) become involved with two couples: a wealthy, conservative industrialist (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife (Vanessa Redgrave), and a working-class man (Samuel West) and his mistress (Niccola Duffet). The interwoven fates and misfortunes of these three families and the diverging trajectories of the two sisters’ lives are connected to the ownership of Howards End, a beloved country home. A compelling, brilliantly acted study of one woman’s struggle to maintain her ideals and integrity in the face of Edwardian society’s moribund conformity.
The movies that become art-house crowd pleasers generally have one telling aspect in common: They present ”moral” questions in an accessible, easy-to- think-about way. They’re art made user-friendly. Watching a literate trifle like A Room With a View (1986), we root for the innocent young heroine to ...