|Sat 18th Aug||4.30pm|
Dir: James Ivory | UK | 1987 |134 mins
Cast: Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Rupert Graves
Long undervalued, James Ivory’s tender, graceful adaptation of E. M. Forster’s autobiographical novel is now deservedly returning to screens in a 4K digital restoration. In 1909 repressed, bourgeois Maurice (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends the wealthy Clive (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses his attraction to Maurice; who must face his sexuality when he begins to return Clive’s feelings. A landmark period drama, Maurice feels now like a pre-cursor to the James Ivory-scripted Call Me By Your Name. A profound depiction of emotional and sexual awakening, it’s an important work in the history of gay cinema; a positive, enriching portrait of first love.
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