Merchant Ivory Film Festival at The Auteurs

The really fantastic film site The Auteurs is  showing the films of Merchant Ivory, free of charge this month. The music and films of Merchant Ivory helped inspire The Darjeeling Limited.

Thanks to the dream team of American-born director James Ivory, Indian producer Ismail Merchant, and German-British screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Merchant-Ivory Productions set the standard for gorgeous period pieces and sophisticated literary adaptations. This month, The Criterion Collection presents six of them for free, ranging from Bollywood-tinged comedies to award-winning E. M. Forster adaptations.

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