Howards End

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  • During the last gasp of Edwardian England, when women still wore long skirts, hats and gloves, and men had yet not gone off to war, E.M. Forster published his masterpiece—the story two sisters and the men in their lives, who misunderstand each other across wide gulfs of gender, personality and class. In this beautifully filmed literary adaptation, you’ll wince at the unlikely courtship of passionate Margaret Schlegel and her wealthy, rigid fiancé, Henry Wilcox. “Only connect ...” she urges. But shameful secrets, social privilege, greed and hypocrisy lead to disaster for them and everyone around them, until connecting with the truth is the only way forward. The four-part BBC mini-series stars Hayley Atwell (The Duchess, Avengers films) and Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & Prejudice, MI-5). 4 hours on 1 disc. SDH

    • Cast: Actor: Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Joe Bannister, Bessie Carter, Philippa Coulthard, Rosalind Eleazar, Jonah Hauer-King, Alex Lawther, Julia Ormond, Joseph Quinn, Tracey Ullman
      Director: Hettie Macdonald
      Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith
      Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Region: 1
    • Run Time: 4 hrs
    • SDH: Yes
    • SKU: 22410

  • Often considered E.M. Forster's masterpiece, Howards End is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation directed by BAFTA-winner Hettie Macdonald. Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret's passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel takes up the cause of Leonard Bast, a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky. In the absence of their late parents, the sisters' loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby on the straight and narrow.

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    • Cast: Actor: Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Joe Bannister, Bessie Carter, Philippa Coulthard, Rosalind Eleazar, Jonah Hauer-King, Alex Lawther, Julia Ormond, Joseph Quinn, Tracey Ullman
      Director: Hettie Macdonald
      Producer: Laura Hastings-Smith
      Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 1
    • Region: 1
    • Run Time: 4 hrs
    • SDH: Yes
    • SKU: 22410
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    Often considered E.M. Forster's masterpiece, Howards End is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan brings a fresh take to this adaptation directed by BAFTA-winner Hettie Macdonald. Margaret Schlegel is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox, a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End. Meanwhile Margaret's passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel takes up the cause of Leonard Bast, a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky. In the absence of their late parents, the sisters' loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby on the straight and narrow.