Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991) short review

An E.M. Forster adaptation (surprisingly NOT done by Merchant Ivory) that’s too often overlooked.  Helen Mirren plays a middle aged English woman who falls in love with an Italian man half her age.  She dies (in Italy) leaving a child, and her siblings (played by Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, and Rupert Graves) go to Italy in search of the child.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.