A ROOM WITH A VIEW
1985, Park Circus, 117 min, UK, Dir: James Ivory

Adapted from E.M. Forster’s best-known novel, A ROOM WITH A VIEW tracks English heroine Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) during and after a fateful trip to 1907 Florence. Trapped by the confines of Edwardian society, Lucy kindles a flame for the ardent, freethinking George Emerson (Julian Sands). In order to accept married life back in the English countryside, however, she must quell her desire and leave George behind - until they meet again. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Adapted Screenplay, A ROOM WITH A VIEW is just as much an ode to inescapable feelings as to the red-tiled Renaissance roofs of Florence.


THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION
2009, Screen Media Films, 117 min, USA, Dir: James Ivory

After winning a grant to write a biography of the Hispanic author Jules Gund, Iranian-American student Omar (Omar Metwally) must travel to Uruguay and convince the family to give him permission. Omar finds more than expected as he tries to persuade the late writer's brother (Anthony Hopkins), wife (Laura Linney), and mistress (Charlotte Gainsbourg). A complex look at loss, THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION is a moving drama from director James Ivory.


303
2018, Global Screen, 119 min, Germany, Dir: Hans Weingartner

A road movie in the spirit of Wim Wenders and Richard Linklater, 303 follows two university students on parallel paths of self-discovery. After a chance encounter, Jule finds Jan to be the perfect companion - both for his able-bodied usefulness and his straight-laced attitude - on her trip across the German countryside. She welcomes him aboard her old camper, where the duo’s long conversations reveal often opposing philosophies and worldviews. Sharing intense chemistry, leads Mala Emde and Anton Spieker anchor Hans Weingartner’s (THE EDUKATORS) thoughtful journey in an achingly beautiful tale of summer romance. “303 makes the most of its European settings, and cinematographers Mario Krause and Sebastian Lempe shoot the German, Belgian, French, Spanish and Portuguese countryside in lush, hazy detail that befits the dreamlike idyll of this burgeoning romance.” - Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily.


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