Film

Heat and Dust

Part of Modern Cinema

Saturday, October 20, 2018
2 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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$10 SFMOMA members, SFFILM members (with promo code)

$12 General

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

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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