Weekend Weekend

Weekend

Jean-Luc Godard

 
Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

+ Add to Cart
  • France
  • 1967
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  •  
  • Spine #635

This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard 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 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 reverting to savagery, and— according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.

Cast

Corinne DurandMireille Darc
Roland DurandJean Yanne
Tractor operatorGeorges Staquet
Bourgeoisie in Triumph/FLSOJuliet Berto
Marie-MadeleineVirginie Vignon
Joseph BalsamoDaniel Pommereulle
HitchhikerJean Eustache
Saint-Just/Man in phone boothJean-Pierre Léaud
Tom ThumbYves Afonso
Emily Brontë/Piano accompanistBlandine Jeanson
PianistPaul Gégauff
Barnyard passerbyMichel Cournot
Barnyard passerby/Miss GideAnne Wiazemsky
VagabondJean-Claude Guilbert
Garbage collectorsOmar Blondin Diop
László Szabó
FLSO leaderJean-Pierre Kalfon
FLSO cookErnest Menzer
FLSO assistant cookMichelle Breton
FLSO leader’s loverValérie Lagrange

Credits

DirectorJean-Luc Godard
Written byJean-Luc Godard
Produced byRaymond Danon
Director of photographyRaoul Coutard
EditorAgnès Guillemot
SoundRené Levert
Sound mixAntoine Bonfanti
Original musicAntoine Duhamel
Assistant directorClaude Miller

Disc Features

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video essay by writer and filmmaker Kent Jones
  • Archival interviews with actors Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne, cinematographer Raoul Coutard, and assistant director Claude Miller
  • Excerpt from a French television program on director Jean-Luc Godard, featuring on-set footage from Weekend shot by filmmaker Philippe Garrel
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana, selections from Alain Bergala’s book Godard au travail: Les années 60, and an excerpt from a 1969 interview with Godard

    New cover by Steve Chow

Film Essays

Weekend_essay_feature_current_thumbnail

The Last Weekend

By Gary IndianaNovember 14, 2012

Jean Luc Godard’s exuberant, multipronged attack on the bourgeoisie is both theater of the . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries


Film Essays

Weekend_essay_feature_current_thumbnail

The Last Weekend

By Gary IndianaNovember 14, 2012

Jean Luc Godard’s exuberant, multipronged attack on the bourgeoisie is both theater of the . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Weekend’s Twisted Metal

November 12, 2012


Posters

Current_weekendposterthumb_thumbnail

Weekend with Designer Steve Chow

October 07, 2011

For Janus Films’ new print of Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend, which starts showing today, designer . . . Read more »

Film_zatoichi07_w80

Kyle Edward Harris

Updated 03/10/2014

Film_576w_secretsunshine_w80

Batzomon

Updated 03/27/2014

Blimp_film_page_w80

M_Mayer

Updated 04/20/2014

Flim_64w_thirdman_w80

ebdukes

Updated 04/08/2014

Film_307w_naked_w80

JonathanW

Updated 03/23/2014

Insomnia_film_page_w80

Aleksi

Updated 04/07/2014

Film_634w_rosemarysbaby_w80

Matt Sessions

Updated 04/05/2014

Film_625w_eatingraoul_w80

Sidney

Updated 04/23/2014

Film_140w_8_1_2_w80

Christian Cowart

Updated 01/07/2014

KFM38

Updated 11/28/2013