Rare Imports: Weekend
France, 1967, 105 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Avant Garde/Experimental, Black Comedy, Foreign
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Screens Tuesday Feb 14 at 7pm, Wednesday Feb 15 at 2pm and Saturday Feb 18 at 2pm
Brand New 35mm presentation - Jean-Luc Godard's scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema's great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a petit-bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece single take of an endless traffic jam, Weekend is a surreally funny and deeply disturbing expression of social oblivion that ended the first phase of Godard's career - and, according to the credits, cinema itself.
DIRECTOR: Jean-Luc Godard
Principal Cast: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valérie Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Yves Beneyton, Paul Gegauff, Daniel Pommereulle, Virginie Vignon, Yves Afonso, Blandine Jeanson
US Distributor: Janus Films
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