A Delicate Balance. 1973. USA/Great Britain/Canada. Directed by Tony Richardson. Screenplay by Edward Albee, based on his play. With Katharine Hepburn, Joseph Cotten, Lee Remick. 35mm. 133 min.
Agnes and Tobias, an affluent Connecticut couple, have grown distant in their marriage. Their oft-divorced daughter Julia has moved back home, and Agnes’s sister Claire has taken up residence too. Then Harry and Edna, longtime friends of the family, suddenly bolt from their own home to seek refuge in Connecticut. No one knows why Harry and Edna are on the run—and they aren’t talking.