June 25th, 2017 by PRatt
July 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

(UK, 1987) Directed by James Ivory. Screenplay by Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Ivory, based on E. M. Forster’s novel. Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Billie Whitelaw, Simon Callow, Ben Kingsley.

Treat yourself to a superb 4K restoration of the most personal and scathingly honest of E.M. Forster’s novels, brought on screen by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant (Howard’s End, A Room With a View). Ivory and Merchant found in Maurice the perfect story for their lavish recreation of the English aristocracy, laced with criticism of its hypocrisy. Held from publication until Forster’s death, it is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man who falls in love with everything about Edwardian-era Cambridge – including Clive, an attractive student played by Hugh Grant. But while Clive is pressured to marry and start a family, Maurice is unable to give up his pursuit of true love. 135 min.
“Seriousness and intelligence are certainly part of their success, but a keen sense of the exquisite also goes into making Merchant-Ivory magic.” – Janet Maslin ,NY Times.

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