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Crosscutting between two generations, James Ivory’s sprawling epic of self-discovery is also a lush evocation of India’s prismatic and sensuous beauty. Seeking to unravel the mystery surrounding a long-ago affair between her aunt Olivia (Greta Scacchi) and an Indian prince (Shashi Kapoor), Anne (Julie Christie) becomes immersed in the local culture. The pull of the past simultaneously leads to a clearer view of her own future. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s screenplay adapts her own novel to great effect, and Richard Robbins provides the haunting score. The film earned the Merchant Ivory team nine BAFTA nominations and a Palme d’Or nomination at Cannes for director James Ivory. Description by Cohen Media Group. (Dir.: James Ivory, United Kingdom, 1983, 133 min., DCP, English, Urdu, and Hindi with English subtitles)