Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • 18
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1978
  • 110 mins

In Praise of Older Women

In Praise of Older Women


On its release this was seen as a sexy sensation, but the years have knocked the bloom oof the rose. It's a tawdry tale of a Hungarian emigre to Canada (Berenger) who relices his sexual history, starting with the neighbour who seduced him when he was a teenager and documenting all the women who've put the lead in his pencil ever since.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Susan Strasberg, Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Marilyn Lightstone, alexandra Stewart, Helen Shaver
  • Director: George Kaczender
  • Writer: Paul Gottlieb
  • Producer: Robert Lantos, Claude Heroux
  • Photographer: Miklos Lente

In a nutshell

There's a pretentious attempt to explore the nature of love and lust, but mostly it's dull tale punctuated by scenes of unexciting erotica.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    Parental Guidance

    Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei star in Andy Fickman's family comedy.

  • Film4


    Katell Quillévéré's family-based drama follows Suzanne, a teenage mother who falls for a gangster

  • Channel 4 Blog

    BIFA brings 2015 nominated films to cinemas

    BIFA-nominated films including the Film4-backed 45 Years, The Lobster, Macbeth, Amy and Ex Machina will be available in cinemas nationwide from 23 November in a special public screenings event. The

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Film4-backed films receive 41 nominations at the BIFAs

    Film4 has received a total of 41 nominations for the films it has backed at this year¿s British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with the nomination lists for the Best British Film and Best Director a

Register with

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register