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.
Country of Origin: France
Production Year: 1967
- "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