Eva and David have been married for forty years, and they have not always been happy together. After discovering that Eva is ill, the couple travel to San Francisco to see their grandchildren, where Eva makes a special connection with her granddaughter, Jeannie.
“The performance by Kedrova … is almost worth the price of the ticket.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Slowly, Eva reveals details about her life to Jeannie, from being raised in Russia during the middle of the revolution to raising a large family in America to facing old age in a retirement home run by her defeated husband’s union. Jeannie’s love for life inspires Eva, who rediscovers her love for David as she draws inevitably closer to death.
Featuring masterful performances by Academy Award-winners Melvyn Douglas and Lila Kedrova, and directed by Academy Award-winner Lee Grant. Based on the O’Henry Award- winning novella by Tille Olsen.