The Wings of the Dove

Miramax; rental pricing
Feature; R
Director:Iain Softley
Cast:Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott and Charlotte Rampling

This lush costume drama based on the Henry James novel casts Bonham Carter as Kate, a poor lovely whose rich aunt (Rampling) forbids her dalliance with a penniless writer. Unthwarted, Kate has a plan: to matchmake a union between her beau and a terminally ill American heiress (Elliott), in the hope that he'll inherit the sick girl's fortune and be free to marry Kate. Fine performances and gorgeous cinamatography in the Merchant-Ivory tradition.