In Praise of Older Women

In Praise of Older Women

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In Praise of Older Women
This lobby card was scanned from an original set of 8 in the Northernstars Collection.
110 minutes – Drama
Release date: September 22, 1978
Canadian distributor: Astral Films
US distributor: Avco Embassy Pictures
It is difficult to watch this movie now and understand the impact it had when it was first released. Made in 1978, the so-called Sexual Revolution was well underway and there were few things left to the imagination of the average filmgoer. Based on a coming-of-age novel by Stephen Vizenczey, it tells the story of a Hungarian Lothario, played by American actor Tom Berenger, and documents his various conquests. Some of the controversy surrounding the release of this film is certainly due to the fact that it caused a near riot when it made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. What is now almost forgotten is the “riot” was caused because festival organizers had oversold tickets and those people who didn’t get seats vented their anger and frustration. While now only mildly titillating, the film remains a strong showcase for the state of Canadian filmmaking at the time. Helen Shaver was recognized with a Canadian Film Award for Performance by a Lead Actressm and Marilyn Lightstone also won for Supporting Actress. Miklós Lente won for Cinematography and Wolf Kroeger for Art Direction.

The lobby card and poster were scanned from originals in the Northernstars Collection.




In Praise of Older WomenIn Praise of Older Women
Crew:
Producer: Robert Lantos
Claude Héroux
Executive Producer:

Stephen J. Roth
Harold Greenberg

Associate Producer:

Howard R. Lipson

Director:

George Kaczender

Screenwriter:

Paul Gottlieb

Cinematographer:

Miklos Lente

Editor:

George Kaczender
Peter Wintonick

Composer:

Tibor Polgar

Cast:Roles:


Tom Berenger
Karen Black
Susan Strasberg
Helen Shaver
John Bayliss
Marilyn Lightstone
Alexandra Stewart
Marianne McIsaac
Alberta Watson
Ian Tracey
Monique Lepage
Jill Frappier
Bronwen Mantel
Arthur Grosser



Andras Vayda
Maya
Bobbie
Ann MacDonald
Glen MacDonald
Klari
Paula
Julika
Mitzi
Andras Vayda Jr.
The Countess
A teacher
Woman in cafe
Party Host