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Weekend (Godard)

Genres: Foreign, Satire, Comedy, 60s, Foreign Comedy, French Cinema, Criterion Collection

Cast: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Synopsis: This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless) is one of cinema's great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sequence in which the camera tracks along a seemingly endless traffic jam, and rich with historical and literary references, WEEKEND is a surreally funny and disturbing call for revolution, a depiction of society retreating to savagery, and—according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.

Language: French

Country of Origin: France

Production Year: 1967

Reviews:

  • "It changed the course of film history... Unrelenting, consistently inventive.", J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
  • "Superb! A fliply comic scorched-earth rejection of allure and gloss of modern life.", Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Weekend (Godard)
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