New, restored high-definition digital transfer.
This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard (Breathless) 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 centerpiece 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 retreating to savagery, and—according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.
Also available on Blu-ray.
- Starring: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Mirielle Darc, Jean Yanne
- Format: Color, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: Not Rated
- Label: The Criterion Collection
- Run Time: 104 minutes
- Catalogue #: 2206
- New video essay by film critic Kent Jones
- Archival interviews with actors Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne and assistant director Claude Miller
- Excerpt from a French television program on director Jean-Luc Godard, featuring on-set footage of Weekend shot by filmmaker Philippe Garrel
- A booklet featuring an essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana