A Passage to India ()

directed by David Lean
featuring Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness

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A Passage to India, director David Lean's final film (for which he also received editing credit), breaks no new ground cinematically, but remains an exquisitely assembled harkback to such earlier Lean epics as Doctor Zhivago and Ryan's Daughter. Based on the novel by E. M. Forster, the film is set in colonial India in 1924. Adela Quested (Judy Davis), a sheltered, well-educated British woman, arrives in the town of Chandrapore, where she hopes to experience "the real India". Here she meets and befriends Dr. Aziz (Victor ...

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MomsKatie

May 13, 2010

A Superb Film

This film received accolades when it came out in the theatres, but it is so well done that it should be part of any one's film library that is interested in period history of India.

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