One weekend, a married couple, Corinne and Roland, set out to visit their parents, who live in the French countryside. Corinne’s father is very old and she wants to ensure that she will inherit the bulk of his estate. En route, the couple are involved in a car crash and have to continue their journey on foot. Their countryside walk soon turns into a nightmare as they witness further road accidents and are taunted by eccentric philosophers, social crusaders, mad poets and Alice in Wonderland. They finally reach the home of Corinne’s parents – but too late. Her father has died and he has left everything to his wife. Corinne has no choice but to kill her mother. Not long after, Corinne and Richard fall into the hands of a band of Maoist hippies who have turned to cannibalism… —Filmsdefrance.com
The lynchpin of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard was arguably the most influential filmmaker of the postwar era. Beginning with his groundbreaking 1959 feature debut A Bout de Souffle, Godard revolutionized the motion picture form, freeing the medium from the shackles of its long-accepted cinematic language by rewriting the rules of narrative, continuity, sound, and camera work. Later in his career, he also challenged the common means of feature production, distribution, and exhibition, all in an effort to subvert the conventions of the Hollywood formula to create a new kind of film.
Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children. After receiving his primary education in Nyon, Switzerland – during World War II, he became a naturalized Swiss citizen – he studied ethnology at the Sorbonne, but spent the vast majority of his days at the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met fellow film fanatics Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. In May… read more
“Less an individual movie than the culmination of a process we might call the Godardification of cinema.”
The third in a series of Godard re-release posters from Steve Chow.
With special sections on Godard, Warhol and Hitchcock. Also: Happy Birthday, Anna Karina.
"Breaking up is hard to do," Neal Sedaka once sang, in syrupy tones. Just how hard it is to do is the subject unrelentingly dissected by writer
Week-end é o Salò de Jean-Luc Godard. É um filme apocalíptico, que retoma o mundo virado ao avesso de Made in USA (um dos inter-títulos, neste filme utilizados ao extremo, refere-se às personagens… read review
The follow film is an addition to my list ‘Cinema of the Abstract’. All films that have this piece at the top with have an ‘Abstract’ Rating and a personal score at the end. For more information… read review
Weekend is the most powerful mystical movie since “The Seventh Seal” … So sayeth Pauline Kael in 1966. In 1966, caught up in the whole 60s Zeitgeist of idealistic rebellion… read review
A new 35mm print of Godard’s colorful, pivotal and satirical 1967 film “Le Weekend” has been screened from December 9th till the 15th at the Vancouver essential film house, the Pacific Cinémathèque… read review