Video Release: November 3, 2009
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 142 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Themes of class difference and the perils of repressing one's feelings are explored in this tale of two families and their relationship to each other and to the beautiful country estate, Howards End.
Subtle romance, callous class distinctions and needless tragedy come together in this excellent drama of manners in Edwardian England, centered around a country house known as Howards End. Based on E.M. Forster's 1910 novel. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture, Best Director. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Actress--Emma Thompson, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
Theatrical release: March 13, 1992. HOWARDS END was filmed in London and Oxfordshire, England. Following A ROOM WITH A VIEW and MAURICE, HOWARDS END was the third in a series of Merchant-Ivory films based on novels by E.M. Forster. HOWARDS END was named Best Picture of 1992 by the National Board of Review.