AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PRINCESS: JAMES IVORY Q&A

Autobiography of a Princess is a fictional study of Imperial India seen through the reminiscences of an exiled daughter of a Marajah and an elderly English tutor who meet over afternoon tea. Includes actual newsreels of court life discovered in the archives of the Raj. The film stars James Mason, Madhur Jaffrey and Keith Varnier.

James Ivory, of Merchant Ivory Productions, director of Autobiography of a Princess, and recent Oscar-winner for the adapted screenplay of Call Me by Your Name, Professor Richard Parkinson and Professor Laura Marcus, joined us for a Q&A following the film.

The Curzon Cinema Oxford will also be screening three other James Ivory films: Bostonians on 8 November; Call me by your Name on 17 November; and Maurice on 18 November.

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JAMES IVORY IN OXFORD

Oscar-winning director and screenwriter James Ivory will be in Oxford 6 and 7 November, as the University of Oxford TORCH Visiting Professor, with a series of special events including film screenings at the Curzon Cinema, student workshops at The Queen's College, and an In-Conversation at the Sheldonian Theatre.

You can also see a copy of James Ivory's screenplay of his acclaimed film Maurice on display in Gallery 8 as part of our No Offence: Exploring LGBTQ+ Histories exhibition.

Click here to find out more about the programme of events on the TORCH website.

 

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