James Ivory, Heat and Dust, 1983 (still); image: courtesy TK


Heat and Dust

Saturday, Oct 20, 2018

2 p.m.

Heat and Dust follows a pair of intertwined stories about two Englishwomen living in India more than fifty years apart. In 1923, Olivia (Greta Scacchi) shares an uninspired marriage with Douglas Rivers (Christopher Cazenove), an English civil servant in the colonial India of the 1920s, which leads to her embarking on an affair with Nawab of Khatm (Shashi Kapoor)…a romantic but decadent minor Indian prince 1982, Anne (Julie Christie), Olivia’s grand-niece, travels to India to unravel the mystery of Olivia’s life, which her family regarded as ‘something dark and terrible.’ While there, Anne discovers — and then seems to repeat — the scandal that her independent-minded ancestor caused two generations before, prompting Anne to re-assert her own independence five decades later.” — NYIFF

Film Details

Country: U.K.

Language: English

Year: 1983

Running time: 133 min

Format: DCP
Director: James Ivory

Screenwriter: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Producer: Ismail Merchant

Cinematographer: Walter Lassally

Editor: Humphrey Dixon
Source: Cohen Media

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