Weekend (1967) | Jean-Luc Godard

In commemoration of Raoul Coutard's birthday, I've been revisiting films he has photographed. Weekend (1967) By Jean-Luc Godard is a classic.

Synopsis:

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...

Credits:

Director: Jean-Luc Godard Script: Jean-Luc Godard Photo: Raoul Coutard Music: Antoine Duhamel Cast: Mireille Darc (Corinne), Jean Yanne (Roland), Jean-Pierre Kalfon (Leader of FLSO), Valérie Lagrange (FLSO Leader’s moll), Jean-Pierre Léaud (Saint-Just), Yves Beneyton (Member of FLSO), Paul Gégauff (Pianist), Juliet Berto Country: France Language: French Runtime: 105 min