Weekend Weekend

Weekend

Jean-Luc Godard

 
Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 1967
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • 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

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The Last Weekend

By Gary Indiana November 14, 2012

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

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Film Essays

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The Last Weekend

By Gary Indiana November 14, 2012

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


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Posters

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Weekend with Designer Steve Chow

October 07, 2011

For Janus Films’ new print of Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend, which starts showing today, designer Steve Chow created an eye-catching poster that vividly captures that New Wave battering ram’s . . . Read more »