In Shanghai in the late 1930s, Todd Jackson (Ralph Fiennes), a former US diplomat, has gone blind and spends his days thinking of his long-dead wife and children. After an unexpected windfall, he pursues the dream of creating the perfect bar. Eventually, he forms a relationship with a refugee White Russian countess (Natasha Richardson) who has been reduced to working as a taxi driver and prostitute to support members of her late husband's family. Directed by James Ivory. With Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave. Categories: Drama, History, Romance. Year: 2005.
James Ivory in The White Countess
Young Californian Isabel Walker (Kate Hudson) goes to France to visit her pregnant sister, Roxeanne (Naomi Watts). Finding Roxanne, a darkly romantic poet, sad and broken after being jilted by her husband, Charles-Henri de Persand (Melvil Poupaud), Isabel complicates matters by entering an affair with Charles-Henri's uncle (Thierry Lhermitte), an older, married French diplomat. In the scandal the follows, the Walker girls' American idealism goes head-to-head with the Persand's French rationalism when it is discovered that Roxanne posseses a paiting worth millions of dollars. Directed by James Ivory. With Bebe Neuwirth, Glenn Close, Stockard Channing and Sam Waterston, Thomas Lennon and Leslie Caron. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2003.
James Ivory in Le Divorce
Based on the bestselling novel, this film tells the story of a devoted butler (Anthony Hopkins) in the first part of the 20th century who puts duty before everything. The housekeeper (Emma Thompson) on the estate where he works falls in love with him, and although he likes her, he is afraid their relationship will interfere with his work. Christopher Reeve is a visiting American and Hugh Grant is a journalist who uncovers painful secrets about the butler's employer. Directed by James Ivory. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1993.
James Ivory in The Remains of the Day