Howards End

Directed by James Ivory
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West
Theatrical Release date August 26, 2016
Run time 142 min

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.

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Howards End is part of the Merchant Ivory library of films.

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WINNER - 3 Academy Awards®
\r\n• Best Actress, Emma Thompson
\r\n• Best Adapted Screenplay
\r\n• Best Art Direction
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\r\nWINNER - Golden Globe Award
\r\n• Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Emma Thompson

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

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

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New 4K Restoration

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● 4K restoration from the original camera negative and magnetic soundtrack held at the archive of the George Eastman Museum
\r\n● Digital restoration completed by Cineric Portugal
\r\n● 5.1 audio track restoration by Audio Mechanics (Burbank)
\r\n● Color grading by Deluxe Restoration (London) under the supervision of cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts and director James Ivory

Name Role
Anthony Hopkins Cast Member
Vanessa Redgrave Cast Member
Helena Bonham Carter Cast Member
Emma Thompson Cast Member
James Wilby Cast Member
James Ivory Director
Ismail Merchant Producer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Writer
Samuel West Cast Member
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Original Language English
Run time 142 min
Year Completed 1992