|NEW YORK, NY – JULY 18, 2014 – Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER, the acclaimed second film from French auteur Maurice Pialat (À nos amours, L’enfance nue, Loulou) starring Jean Yanne (Weekend, Le boucher), Best Actor winner at Cannes, and Marlène Jobert (Masculin Féminin) as a couple experiencing the tumultuous ups and downs of their explosive affair.Following the recent theatrical premiere release by The Film Desk, which screened in cities across the US, including week runs in New York at BAM and Lincoln Center, this is the first time that WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER has appeared on home video in the US. It will become available on Blu-ray (SRP: $34.95) and DVD (SRP: $29.95) from Kino Classics on August 12th.The release will also include a set of enlightening special features, including a video appreciation by Alex Ross Perry (director of The Color Wheel and Listen Up Philip), an interview with actress Marlène Jobert, a booklet essay by film critic Nick Pinkerton, and the theatrical trailer.SYNOPSIS:
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.
Pialat’s (À nos amours) second feature was a hit in France upon its release in 1972, won actor Jean Yanne Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, screened at the New York Film Festival, and is here receiving its U.S. home video premiere. Heavily autobiographical, “it tells the story of endless breakups and makeups of a highly unstable yet apparently indissoluble couple… depicting the protracted end of a five year affair” (Dave Kehr). Jean (Jean Yanne, Weekend), a married 40-year-old filmmaker, and his young working class lover Catherine (Marlène Jobert, Masculin Féminin) 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.
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WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER
Director: Maurice Pialat
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 12th, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Blu-ray UPC: 738329134822
DVD UPC: 738329134723
France * 1972 * 106 minutes * Color * 1.66:1 * In French w/ optional English subtitles
*A video appreciation by Alex Ross Perry,
director of The Color Wheel and Listen Up Philip
*Interview with actress Marlène Jobert
*Booklet essay by film critic Nick Pinkerton
*Theatrical trailerA FILM BY MAURICE PIALAT Starring MARLENE JOBERT JEAN YANNE with PATRICIA PEIRANGELI CHRISTINE FABRÉGA JACQUES GALLAND MAURICE RISCH HARRY MAX MUSE DALBRAY and with MACHA MÉRIL Director of Photography LUCIANO TOVLI Executive Producer JEAN-PIERRE RASSAM Associate Producer JACQUES DORFMANN
Produced and Directed by MAURICE PIALAT
In cooperation with LIDO FILMS (Paris) and EMPIRE FILMS (Rome)Under license from The Film Desk