Weekend Weekend

Weekend

Jean-Luc Godard

 
Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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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 »

Clippings

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Did You See This?

March 25, 2016

Director Ben Wheatley discusses his favorite films, which include Godard’s Weekend. After watching it, he says, “I almost felt like I’d had the stack of cards in my head rearranged and . . . Read more »


Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Weekend with Godard in Atlanta

February 25, 2016

From now until April 25, Emory University’s Emory Cinematheque in Atlanta will be hosting the series French New Waves: Classics and Rediscoveries. In addition to seminal works of the nouvelle . . . Read more »


Video Essays

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Godard in Fragments

By :: kogonada February 10, 2016

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Photo Galleries


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 »


Photo Galleries


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 »

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