Weekend [1967] [Criterion] (DVD)

Jean-Luc Godard

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Synopsis

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.

Product Details

  • 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

Special Features

  • 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
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