between two generations, James Ivory’s sprawling epic of self-discovery
is also a lush evocation of the prismatic and sensuous beauty of India.
As she searches for answers to the mystery surrounding a long-ago
affair between her aunt Olivia and an Indian prince, Anne (Julie
Christie) becomes immersed in the local culture, the pull of the past
simultaneously leading her into a clearer view of her own future.
Winner of Best Adapted Screenplay and nominated for seven other awards at the BAFTA Awards. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.
“Heat and Dust contains wonderful sights and sounds and textures.
It is seductive, treating both of its love stories with seriousness;
these are not romances, but decisions to dissent.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times