Week End (1967)
First screened in December 2012
Director: Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Juliet Berto, Georges Staquet, Daniel Pommereulle, Virginie Vignon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Blandine Jeanson, Yves Alfonso, Paul Gégauff, Anne Wiazemsky, Omar Diop, László Szabó, Helen Scott, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valérie Lagrange, Ernest Menzer, Michèle Breton, Michel Cournot, Louis Jojot. Screenplay: Jean-Luc Godard (based on the story "La Autopista del Sur" by Julio Cortázar).

Twitter Capsule: Indelible in color, rhythm, image, and sheer opprobrium. Opaque and hectoring passages grate, but it's quite a statement.

VOR:   Godard at his nastiest, right before he pipe-bombed his commercial career. Plenty of individually legendary sequences. Legacy well beyond the rep house, from horror films to Sleeper.

Photo © 1967 Les Films Copernic, © 1968 Grove Press

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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