Adapted from Andre Aciman’s novel by legendary writer/director James Ivory, and directed by the surely soon to be legendary Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, the film takes a classic coming of age premise within LGBT fiction and transforms it into something extraordinary and infinitely heartfelt.
Released in 1987 and directed by James Ivory, Maurice is a highly lauded film that follows the story of a forbidden love during late Victorian-era England, and which explores society’s views of homosexuality at that time. Shot at various locations in and around London, as well as one location in Sicily, the film features actors James Wilby and Hugh Grant.
Two years after leaving USC, Ivory met Ismail Merchant, an Indian-born producer and director, in New York in 1959. The two formed a partnership, in work and in love, which lasted until Merchant’s death in 2005. Merchant and Ivory together with writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala formed the production company Merchant Ivory Productions.