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Heat and Dust

Anne (Julie Christie) follows in the path of her great aunt Olivia who lived in India in the 1920s as the wife of an official employed by the British Raj; bored by the routines, Olivia fell in love with a Nawab… Another collaboration between James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; some of their previous India chronicles also had good roles for Shashi Kapoor who’s cast here as the eloquent Nawab. The film tells two stories simultaneously and the 60-year time difference offers contrasting views of India. Interesting and well acted, but less heat than you might expect from Anne and Olivia’s experiences.

1983-Britain. 130 min. Color. Produced byĀ Ismail Merchant. Directed byĀ James Ivory. Screenplay, Novel: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Cinematography: Walter Lassally. Cast: Julie Christie (Anne), Greta Scacchi (Olivia Rivers), Christopher Cazenove (Douglas Rivers), Julian Glover, Susan Fleetwood, Shashi Kapoor.

 

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