Tonight we reclaim «The Remains of the Day», James Ivory's masterwork

A masterpiece of screenplay adaptation, classical filmmaking and outstanding performances that won 8 Academy Award nominations, «The Remains of the Day» remains the crown jewel in a precious body of work.

By masterfully transfering on to the big screen the awarded novel of the Japanese origin (and holder of a Nobel Prize in Literature) Kazuo Ishiguro, the director of the films «A Room with a View» and «Howards End» managed to be nominated for 8 Oscar awards, received great artistic and blockbuster recognition and lead to its crescendo the director’s long-term cooperation with producer Ismail Merchant and the Oscar-awarded screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Ivory's film is a masterpiece of screenplay adaptation, classical filmmaking, outstanding performances (with Anthony Hopkins delivering a recital of a controlled and lurking emotional strength) and exceptional aesthetic quality which converts into a unique drama the story of a disciplined and exemplary butler who backtracks his life, at an advanced age, when he realises that he has sacrificed any personal desire and happiness of his in the name of duty. Loukas Katsikas

«Classics Illustrated» tribute in collaboration with the British Council

Directed by: James Ivory | Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Hugh Grant, Christopher Reeve | Duration: 134’ 

When: Wednesday, July 18th | 21:30 | Where: National Archaeological Museum (44 October 28 th Str., Athens) | Free entrance