Weekend

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Jean-Luc Godard’s scathing late-sixties satire presets a critique of bourgeois consumer culture. The film follows a couple who travel across the French countryside in the hope of snatching away an inheritance from a dying relative. Their journey is beset by a series of increasingly gruesome events as society starts to crumble under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.

Rich in historical and literary references, Weekend is a compellingly nihilistic and surreally funny depiction of society reverting to savagery. Released less than a year before the student uprisings of May 1968, Godard’s film captures the revolutionary spirit of the time.

Followed by a Q&A with Ryder Due

BBFC rating
18
Year
1967
Running time
103 mins
Country
France, Italy
Format
35mm
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Cast
Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

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