There is tour de force performance from Jo Van Fleet as the obdurate grandmother who refuses to give up her home to make way for the new dam project. I was hoping to get some insights to help my own situation, with a colleague who is stubbornly refusing to sell something against all logic. Sadly not - old Ella in the movie is eventually evicted and instead of settling into her new home makes her mind up to die - just in time to be buried back on her island before the waters close over the top. Stirring stuff but not much help in solving my dilemma with a younger but just as obstinate version of Grandma.
If you get a chance to catch this film do so. It's an absolute gem. Set against an autumnal Tennessee backdrop with bigotted whites exploiting their black workers, Remick gives a show stopping performance as the passionate Carol, determined not to let go of Montgomery Clift. As well as a love story it's a tale about progress (good and bad) and the opening up of the backwaters of Tennessee to the modern world.