Corin Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave play brother and sister, Leonid and Lyubov, in a new production of Chekhov's final and greatest play. The Gaev family faces bankruptcy and the loss of their estate. Even so, they refuse to sell their largest asset, their famous cherry orchard. The old world is giving way to the new, but the Gaevs seem not to have noticed the bewildering changes in the Russian way of life. The fate of the beautiful orchard becomes a symbol of the fate of all the characters in this unassailable masterpiece.