See this film: We Won't Grow Old Together @ the MFA

In response to the plaintive title of Maurice Pialat's autobiographical film We Won't Grow Old Together (1972), you might ask "and why on earth would you want to?" A miserable, underachieving, fortyish filmmaker is estranged from his wife and abuses his much younger mistress. Not released for 40 years in the US, this harrowing portrait of the artist as a miserable prick might be one of the best pathological studies of relationships gone bad since Roberto Rossellini's Voyage to Italy, but it's not recommended as a first date movie. It screens at the Museum of Fine Arts through Monday. The MFA is at 465 Huntington Ave, Boston | Friday, August 24- Sunday, August 26; Friday @ 5 pm | $11; $9 students, seniors | 617.369.3907 or

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