This adaptation of Edward Albees A DELICATE BALANCE was part of the American Film Theater series, conceived in the 1970s by producer Ely Landau, and meant to be shown theatrically just like a play, with tickets sold in advance. Katharine Hepburn stars as Agnes, a controlling middle-aged woman who lives in the upper middle-class Connecticut suburbs. When her alcoholic sister, troubled daughter, and emotionally distraught neighbours all descend on Agnes house one evening, it creates more than a few conflicts and confrontations. Directed by Tony Richardson, this film brings out the scathing wit of the Albee play with the help of its magnificent cast.
Specially filmed interviews with Edward Albee/AFT Trailer Gallery/AFT Cinebill for A DELICATE BALANCE/Article Edward Albee and A Delicate Balance by Michael Feingold/Stills Gallery
Release Date: 12 July 2004
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Running Time: 130 minutes
Production Year: 1973
Main Language: English