James Ivory: Elegant Pairings

Titles in the "James Ivory: Elegant Pairings" programme for the TIFF Bell Lightbox summer 2012 season, running June 19 to August 19.

For many, the iconic brand of Merchant Ivory is synonymous with the highly popular wave of sumptuously produced English period films that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. But to simply equate the company's work with these other rather turgid eulogies to the fall of the British ruling class crucially overlooks the fascinating creative and commercial trajectory that the director-producer-screenwriter team of James Ivory, Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhablava have taken over their almost half-century of collaboration — an ongoing story, even after the death of Mr. Merchant in 2005. Far from the insularity and commercialized nostalgia…

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  • Howards End
  • The Remains of the Day
  • Bombay Talkie
  • A Room with a View
  • The Europeans
  • Shakespeare Wallah
  • Savages
  • The Bostonians
  • Rebecca
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • My Beautiful Laundrette
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Charulata
  • The Exterminating Angel
  • Maurice