Early, largely autobiographical feature from writer/director Maurice Pialat brings an uncompromising look at the last gasps of the relationship between an aging documentarian (Jean Yanne) maintaining a marriage in name only, and the younger, aspiring actress (Marlène Jobert) he's been stringing along for six years. Striking effort co-stars Macha Méril, Christine Fabréga, Jacques Galland, Harry-Max. 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: French; Subtitles: English. In French with English subtitles.
Maurice Pialat's We Won't Grow Old Together is the ultimate bad break-up movie (J. Hoberman), a combustible portrait of a couple whose love tears them apart. Jean (Jean Yanne, Weekend), a married 40-year-old filmmaker, and his young working class lover Catherine (Marle'ne Jobert, Masculin Feminin) engage in a circular series of spectacular blow-ups and tentative reunions, their mutual desire a fire that burns them again and again. This relentless masterpiece is 'hard to watch but even harder to look away' (Time Out NY), an end-of-love story for the ages.