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Merchant Ivory

2023 1h 52m Documentary List
100% Tomatometer 9 Reviews MERCHANT IVORY (2023) is the first definitive feature documentary to lend new and compelling perspectives on the partnership, both professional and personal, of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant and their primary associates, writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and composer Richard Robbins. Footage from more than fifty interviews, clips, and archival material gives voice to the family of actors and technicians who helped define Merchant Ivory’s Academy Award-winning work of consummate quality and intelligence. With six Oscar winners among the notable artists participating, these close and often long-term collaborators intimately detail the transformational cinematic creativity and personal and professional drama of the wandering company that left an indelible impact on film culture. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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David Rooney Hollywood Reporter Anyone with a fondness for these movies and for tales of what might be described as a gentlemen guerrilla filmmaking operation will find immense pleasure here. Nov 15, 2023 Full Review Loren King Newport This Week (RI) Merchant Ivory is essential film history and a fitting tribute to both men and their brilliant careers. Jul 4, 2024 Full Review Gerald Peary Arts Fuse [An] affectionate portrait of the directing-producing team behind Room With a View (1985), Howard’s End (1992), Remains of the Day (1993), and many other classy, intelligent costume pictures. Jun 25, 2024 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Filmmaker Stephen Soucy unearths eye-opening details about filmmakers making first-rate projects against the odds outside the system. And it's an involving account of a decades-long love story that had to remain hidden because society couldn't accept it. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 4, 2024 Full Review Tony Medley CWEB.com ...an interesting look at what goes into and along with the production of the movies told by the principals and a plethora of actors and crew who worked with them. Rated: 8/10 Jan 13, 2024 Full Review James Wegg JWR No serious film lover should miss this documentary. Rated: 4.5/5 Jan 11, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis MERCHANT IVORY (2023) is the first definitive feature documentary to lend new and compelling perspectives on the partnership, both professional and personal, of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant and their primary associates, writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and composer Richard Robbins. Footage from more than fifty interviews, clips, and archival material gives voice to the family of actors and technicians who helped define Merchant Ivory’s Academy Award-winning work of consummate quality and intelligence. With six Oscar winners among the notable artists participating, these close and often long-term collaborators intimately detail the transformational cinematic creativity and personal and professional drama of the wandering company that left an indelible impact on film culture.
Director
Stephen Soucy
Producer
Stephen Soucy, Jon Hart
Screenwriter
Stephen Soucy, Jon Hart
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 52m