Jean-Luc Godard's WEEKEND
New 35mm print!
- Jean-Luc Godard's
- 1967, Jean-Luc Godard, France, 105 min.
- With Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne
"A great, original work...WEEKEND is Godard's vision of Hell, and it ranks with the greatest."
—Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
"Godard's best film, and his most inventive."
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Not to be confused with Andrew Haigh's recent gay romance, WEEKEND is the climactic film of Godard's first, "classic" period and one of the key works of the 1960s. A crass bourgeois couple (Darc, Yanne) embark on a weekend road trip that becomes a plunge into the last throes of consumerist society as it destroys itself in auto wrecks and disappears into the stewpots of cannibalistic revolutionaries. Self-described as "a film found on the junk-heap" and "a film lost in the cosmos," WEEKEND mixes pornography, slapstick, violence, political rhetoric, and virtuoso camerawork (the traffic-jam tracking shot is one of the great tours de force in film history). In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)