WEEKEND
1967, Janus Films, 105 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

A portrait of society on the brink of collapse, this provocative black comedy from Jean-Luc Godard is among the director’s most rewarding films. An amoral couple (French TV stars Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne) drive to a country home to claim an inheritance, encountering radicals, cannibals, literary characters and endless traffic (in one of cinema’s great tracking shots). With Jean-Pierre Léaud. In French with English subtitles.


LA CHINOISE
1967, Kino Lorber, 99 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Philosophy student Anne Wiazemsky, actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and friends, crashing at an apartment lent to them for the summer, form a Maoist cell; and then ... Jean-Luc Godard’s tour de force of idealism, naivete and flat affect includes red accents in nearly every shot. "Amazing! Like a speed freak’s anticipatory vision of the political horrors to come!" – Pauline Kael. In French with English subtitles.


LE PETIT SOLDAT
THE LITTLE SOLDIER
1963, Rialto Pictures, 88 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

For its unblinking look at torture in the Algerian War, director Jean-Luc Godard’s follow-up to BREATHLESS was banned by the French government for three years. A French intelligence agent (Michel Subor) is sent to assassinate a leader of the National Liberation Front of Algeria; on the way, he falls for a young woman (Anna Karina, in her feature debut), whose ties to the resistance prove her undoing. In French with English subtitles.


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