Watch the trailer for Heat and Dust (1983).
“Of all their [Merchant Ivory] collaborations, none has been more graceful, funny, literate or entertaining than Heat and Dust”
New York Times
Dir James Ivory
With Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Shashi Kapoor
Anne (Julie Christie), a young historical researcher, inherits letters written by her great aunt Olivia (Greta Scacchi), and becomes obsessed with their revelations of her past in India.
Adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from her Booker Prize-winning novel, and winner of Best Screenplay at the 1983 BAFTAs, Heat and Dust is an evocative Merchant Ivory classic.