|Sat 20th April||4.30pm|
Dir: James Ivory | UK | 1982 | 130 mins
Cast: Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor
Cross-cutting between the 1920s and the 1980s, James Ivory’s high-spirited and romantic epic of self-discovery – adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from her Booker Prize-winning novel – stars Julie Christie, Shashi Kapoor, and Greta Scacchi in her breakthrough role. Following two intertwined stories, it sees young researcher Anne (Christie) inherit letters written by her great aunt Olivia (Scacchi) while in colonial India. Obsessed by their romantic revelations, she travels to the present-day country in hopes of uncovering more about Olivia’s past. Re-issued in a stunning new 4K digital restoration, Heat and Dust is a wonderfully exploratory film, a lush evocation of the sensuous beauty of India, and ripe for revisiting on the big screen.
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