Oscar-winning Merchant-Ivory adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel. In 1910, Helen (Helena Bonham-Carter) and Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson) live in London with their brother, but the lease on their flat is about to expire. Margaret has recently befriended the ailing Mrs Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), who decides to bequeath her house, Howards End, to her. However, upon Mrs Wilcox' death her family close ranks, refusing to inform Margaret of her inheritance. When the widowed Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins) begins to take a romantic interest in Margaret, the ensuing relationship leads to tragedy. Emma Thompson won an Oscar for Best Actress.