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Howards End
1992
Synopsis

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 conformist values.

Awards and Festivals

WINNER - 3 Academy Awards®
• Best Actress, Emma Thompson
• Best Adapted Screenplay
• Best Art Direction

WINNER - Golden Globe Award
• Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Emma Thompson

WINNER - 2 BAFTA Film Awards
• Best Film
• Best Actress, Emma Thompson 

WINNER - Cannes Film Festival
• 45th Anniversary Prize, Howards End by James Ivory

 

New 4K Restoration

● 4K restoration from the original camera negative and magnetic soundtrack held at the archive of the George Eastman Museum

● Digital restoration completed by Cineric Portugal

● 5.1 audio track restoration by Audio Mechanics (Burbank)

● Color grading by Deluxe Restoration (London) under the supervision of cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts and director James Ivory

● Official Selection - Cannes Classic 2016


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