An elegant, if bland reworking of Forster's classic 1910 novel, from the acclaimed filmmaking team of James Ivory (director), Ismail Merchant (producer) and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenwriter).
HOWARDS END takes its name from a country house belonging to Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave). Though married to Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins), a pillar of wealth and tradition, Ruth is a slightly other-worldly figure who feels a mystic bond with the house where she was born. In the later stages of
a terminal illness, Ruth strikes up a friendship with Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson), a cultured, free-thinking woman who lives with her like-minded sister, Helen (Helena Bon...