The fourth American film from Soviet emigre Andrei Konchalovsky (MARIA'S LOVERS; RUNAWAY TRAIN; and DUET FOR ONE preceded), SHY PEOPLE is about a meeting of two people, and two worlds, who initially appear to be diametrically opposed but who, we learn by the film's end, have more in
common than we imagined. The film opens in Manhattan, where Cosmopolitan
reporter Diana Sullivan (Jill Clayburgh) lives with her teenaged coke-sniffing daughter, Grace (Martha Plimpton). At her editor's suggestion, Diana has traced her own roots back to the Louisiana Bayou and talks her bored
daughter into accompanying her on a visit to the relatives. As Diana and Grace reveal th...