The repressed and bourgeois Maurice Hall (James Wilby) tackles the prejudices of Edwardian society as he comes to terms with his sexuality, in this landmark drama from the team behind A Room with a View and Howards End.
From the halls of Cambridge University to the cricket fields of the English gentry, this profound tale of emotional and sexual awakening features star-making performances from Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves, and perfectly captures the fears and joys of submitting to a forbidden desire.
Described by The Guardian as ‘undervalued and underseen’ and a pre-cursor to the James Ivory-scripted Call Me By Your Name, Maurice is a landmark film as important as any in the history of gay cinema and one that presents a positive and enriching portrait of first love.
Commenting on the release director James Ivory stated:
'Many of the film’s admirers have waited for this reappearance of Maurice, which vanished from theaters in Britain a long time ago. I’m as thankful to the BFI for bringing it back as its fans are – maybe more, because I can now see it myself as it was meant to be seen, on a big screen, in a perfect restoration.