Posted on 11/05/12 12:17 AM
Quite possibly the most bizarre film I have ever seen, even for Godard standards. 'Week End' displays Godard's bleak, comedic view of the human condition; a condition that is filled with violence, destruction, cynicism and cannibalism. Furthermore, Godard continues his grandeur audacity, evoking a sense of direction that is unparalleled in its innovation. To name a few: the eight minute tracking shot that just continually films a bombastic highway of mechanical destruction and violence - a perfect shot of a confused race. Then there's the continual zooming-out-and-zooming-in with the accompany of a swiftly moving 360 tracking shot. Judging from this film and other Godard efforts such as 'Breathless' and 'My Life to Live,' his camera movements are the most innovative techniques to grace celluloid. Ultimately, 'Week End' is a confused assault on the senses. A left-wing black comedy from Godard's Marxist perspective. However, if the political agendas seem abstract and the extremely bleak/sensitive ending, 'Week End' still displays a vision and imagination of a film-God that is unrivaled with.