We Won't Grow Old Together
DIRECTOR: MAURICE PIALAT
CAST: MARLèNE JOBERT, JEAN YANNE, CHRISTINE FABRéGA
The distilled quintessence of every impossible relationship that you’ve ever been in, Pialat’s exorcism of a film follows the noisy break-ups and make-ups of couple Marlène Jobert and her bearish, boorish married lover Jean Yanne, in an incredibly unflattering film à clef self-portrait. Pialat’s magnificent deployment of car interiors conveys the claustrophobia of a failing relationship, but his genius lies in generating a sense of tragedy around the inevitable.