In French with English subtitles.
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.
- Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Mirielle Darc, Jean Yanne
- Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
- Language: French
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: Not Rated
- Label: The Criterion Collection
- Release Date: 11/13/2012
- Run Time: 104 minutes
- Catalogue #: 635
- Excerpt from a French television program on director Jean-Luc Godard, featuring on-set footage of Weekend shot by filmmaker Philippe Garrel
- 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
- Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic And Novelist Gary Indiana, Selections From Alain Bergala's Book "Godard Au Travail: Les Annees 60", and An Excerpt From a 1969 Interview With Godard