(James Ivory, UK 1987, 140 min., 35mm)
Youth in Love | ImageOut | Free Member Film. Cambridge, early 20th century. Two college students, Maurice (James Wilby) and Clive (Hugh Grant), develop a close friendship that rapidly evolves into love. Succumbing to the pressures of British society, they are forced to keep their relationship a secret—taking a toll on both their lives. After the great success of A Room with a View (1985), James Ivory decided to adapt another work by British author E. M. Forster—Maurice, published posthumously in 1971. Ivory’s beautiful direction, Pierre Lhomme’s unmistakable cinematography, and the talented cast breathe new life into Forster’s novel on the perils of being an outsider in a culture of conformity. The whole collection of Merchant Ivory Productions, including more than forty film titles, is proudly held by the George Eastman Museum. Free to members.
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