Cinema: With a Simper

TELL ME A RIDDLE Directed by Lee Grant Screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle

This is the way Eva's world ends: not with a bang but a simper. She is an aged immigrant, almost totally withdrawn from husband and family, living immersed in memory and in imaginary dialogues with great literary and political figures of history. Stricken by cancer, she is taken on a farewell visit to children and grandchildren, reaching a final resting place in the San Francisco pad of a hippy granddaughter. Eva finds in the girl an echo of...

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