“Where even angels are afraid to appear” ( eng. Where Angels Fear to Tread ) is a British drama directed by Charles Sturge (1991). The screen version of the eponymous work of Edward Morgan Forster . The film was shot in the Italian city of San Gimignano ( Siena Province).
|Where even the angels are afraid to appear|
|Where Angels Fear To Tread|
E. M. Forster
|In the main|
|Helena Bonham Carter |
|Film company||Sovereign Pictures|
|A country||Great Britain|
A newly widowed Lilia Herriton, recently widowed and afraid of falling under the influence of her husband’s annoying relatives, travels to Italy with her young friend Caroline Abbott. There she falls in love with the countryside and with Gino Carella, a handsome young man much younger and less wealthy, and she decides to stay with him. At this time in London, Herriton’s relatives are shocked by her behavior and excited by the future daughter of Lily Irma. The Puritan mother-in-law sends his son Philip to Italy to reason with her daughter-in-law and convince her to return home, but upon arriving on the peninsula on the peninsula, the young man learns about the wedding as an event. He returns home with nothing. Along with him, Lily's girlfriend Miss Caroline Abbott leaves Italy, unable to forgive herself for this inappropriate marriage.
However, the Italians are not used to seeing an independent woman. Lily is amazed that her desire for freedom contradicts Gino's needs. Their relationship becomes more settled when Lily becomes pregnant. Soon she dies during childbirth, leaving her husband with an infant in her arms.
When the news of Lily’s death reaches England, Miss Abbott decides to return to Italy in order to “save” the boy from a difficult life. Unwilling to let Caroline get ahead of herself, Lily’s mother-in-law sends her son and daughter to Italy to buy or steal a child and raise him properly in Britain. On the way, the couple experiences: heat, uncomfortable room, difficulties of translation. On the spot, Harriet constantly grumbles and is displeased with everything, and Philip sympathizes with Lilies. He also begins to become attached to Gino, which causes Harriet to take matters into his own hands and make a decision that leads to tragic consequences ...
- Rupert Graves - Philip Herriton
- Helena Bonham Carter - Caroline Abbott
- Judy Davis - Harriet Herriton
- Giovanni Guidelli - Gino Carella
- Helen Mirren - Lilia Herriton
- Barbara Jefford - Mrs. Herriton
- Sophie Kullman - Irma Herriton
Awards and nominations 
|Boston Society of Critics 1992||Best Supporting Actress||Judy davis||Victory|
- Where Angels Fear to Tread on the Internet Movie Database