Howards End (1992)
This is a movie based on Forster’s novel of the same name which has been lauded for its description of social conventions in turn-of-the-century England. The story follows various members of several different families, who represent strikingly different social groups within English society. They are evidently fated to intermingle in ways that lead to unexpected and ponderous outcomes.
It doesn’t sound like the makings for a very dramatic movie and yet there is drama in it. But I was most attracted to the poetry that wound through it. I found here a tribute to the many of the most meaningful aspects of life. The way the story is told, the performances and the ideas are all building blocks of a classic.