James Ivory (left), screenwriter Ruth Pravel Jhabvala and Ismail Merchant
Among the luminaries: Brooke Shields, Jon Voight, Gena Rowlands, Bryan Cranston ("Malcolm in the Middle'), REM's Michael Stipe, Stephen Dorff and director Ismail Merchant
and some of the cast of his Cotton Mary, one of several dozen films screened during the festival.
Jeanne Moreau, a great actress whose work spans several generations and more than one culture, stars as a writer with similar credentials, in a film from Ismail Merchant
- best known as the producing half of the Merchant Ivory team.
I'd like you to meet Ismail Merchant
, the producer.
This is producer Ismail Merchant
and director James Ivory's final film together before Merchant's death in 2005.
Screenwriter and novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who collaborated for five decades with James Ivory and Ismail Merchant
and won Oscars for A Room With a View and Howards End, died of a pulmonary disorder April 3 in New York.
This triple-Oscar-winning 1992 period drama sees director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant
doing what they do best - lavish, nuanced productions based on the societal values of a bygone era.
In 1965, she won best actress at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance in Shakespeare Wallah and is said to have introduced film-making partners James Ivory and Ismail Merchant
Gay producers-directors-lovers Ismail Merchant
and James Ivory made over 40 films together, winning six Academy Awards in the process, before Merchant's death in 2005.
The Redgrave clan dominate this outstanding period drama, the final offering from James Ivory and Ismail Merchant
before the latter's death in 2005.
THIS is the last film produced by the Merchant-Ivory partnership, after the death last year of producer Ismail Merchant