- Original title
- Running time
- 140 min.
- United Kingdom
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Novel: E. M. Forster)
Helena Bonham Carter,
Adrian Ross Magenty,
Merchant Ivory Production / Film Four International. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Drama | Costume Drama. 19th Century
- Movie Groups
E. M. Forster Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- The dying Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave) wishes to leave her country home, Howards End, to Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson), a modest woman of little means who will soon be forced out of her own home in London. But Ruths husband, Henry (Anthony Hopkins), an upper middle class businessman, keeps secret her desire even after he and Margaret become friends. However, after Henry and Margaret marry, their class differences and philosophies threaten to cause them unhappiness. Margarets sister, Helen (Helena Bonham Carter), is disgusted by the Wilcoxs snobbish ways and is attracted to helping struggling clerk Leonard Bast (Sam West) improve his position.
: 3 Academy Awards: Best Actress (Thompson), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction. 9 Nom.
: Golden Globe: Best Actress (Emma Thompson). 4 Nominations
: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Film and Actress (Emma Thompson). 11 Nom.
: Cannes Film Festival: Award 45 aniversario (James Ivory). 2 Nom.
: Cesar Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Language Picture
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Thompson). 3 Nom.
: 3 Awards National Board of Review: Best Actress (Thompson), Director, Movie
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Emma Thompson). 3 Nominations
1992: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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