Saturday, 26 December 2015

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 20: Wed Jan 20

Weekend (Godard, 1967): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.30pm

This film (35mm) screens as part of the Jean-Luc Godard season that runs from January through to March and is also being shown on January 19th. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 imagining of the twilight of the Western world, in which bourgeois society is stalled in an endless traffic jam, revolutionaries pass their time slaughtering pigs, and Mozart is played in open fields while the camera tracks in elegant circles. It's funny and grating, seductive and repulsive, by the usual Godardian turns: the paradoxes he loves to spin are emotional as well as intellectual. Though the film teeters on the brink of an icy Maoism, it never takes the plunge. With Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, and Jean-Pierre Leaud.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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