In this turn-of-the-century tale adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala for Merchant Ivory from James’ reported favorite among his works, Jeremy Northam is titled but near-penniless, so he and equally broke soul mate Uma Thurman try to keep a respectable distance as he marries her heiress friend Kate Beckinsale, after which she marries Beckinsale’s billionaire father Nick Nolte. The score is by Merchant Ivory mainstay Richard Robbins (The Remains of the Day et al.).
Screening from James Ivory’s personal 35mm print
Please note that this print has French subtitles.