Howard’s End

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Certificate: PG
Length: 142 min
Director: James Ivory
Cast: Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

Merchant Ivory’s stunning E.M. Forster adaptation still holds the record for the longest-running film at Curzon Mayfair. It returns to cinemas to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

An impassioned portrait of family, class, politics and society in early 20th century England, it is a richly detailed and exquisitely performed period piece.

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.