Schlegel (Emma Thompson) and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter)
become involved with two couples: a wealthy, conservative industrialist
(Anthony Hopkins) and his wife (Vanessa Redgrave), and a working-class
man (Samuel West) and his mistress (Niccola Duffet). The interwoven
fates and misfortunes of these three families and the diverging
trajectories of the two sisters’ lives are connected to the ownership of
Howards End, a beloved country home.
A compelling, brilliantly acted study of one woman’s struggle to
maintain her ideals and integrity in the face of Edwardian society’s
moribund conformist values.
Winner of three Oscars including Best Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Thompson). Winner of a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA for Best Actress as well as a BAFTA for Best Film. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.