Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Georges Staquet, Juliet Berto
Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Fiction, Comedy
Rating: M18 (Some Mature Content)
This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard 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 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 reverting to savagery, and— according to the credits—the end of cinema itself.