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Godard’s Weekend New 35mm Print Opens 11/25 (Nuart-la)

9 November 2011 6:20 PM, PST | | See recent news »


Jean-Luc Godard 1968 French black comedy with satirical twist, new 35mm print

Plays Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2011 at Nuart, Los Angeles


Janus Films presents Weekend, opening November 25, 2011, at Landmark.s Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for a one-week engagement.

Weekend is a black comedy film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne, both of whom were mainstream French TV stars.  Jean-Pierre Léaud, iconic comic star of numerous French New Wave films including Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cent Coups (The Four Hundred Blows) and Godard’s earlier Masculin, féminin, also appears in two roles. Raoul Coutard served as cinematographer.  In Weekend, a bourgeois French married couple. Roland (Yanne) and Corinne (Darc), both have secret lovers and are both planning each other’s murder. They set out by car for Corinne’s parents’ home in the country to secure her inheritance from her dying father, by murdering him, »

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10 of the best films set in Paris

3 June 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From a masterpiece of film noir to classic Gene Kelly musical An American in Paris, French film critic Agnès Poirier chooses her favourite sets in the city

As featured in our Paris city guide

Les Enfants du Paradis, Marcel Carné, 1943-45

Penned by poet Jacques Prévert and featuring the enigmatic Arletty, dashing Pierre Brasseur and melancholic Jean-Louis Barrault, Les Enfants du Paradis takes place in Paris in the 1840s and tells the story of the contrarian love of Garance and Baptiste. One key scene takes place in the boulevard du Temple, known at the time as boulevard du Crime. "You smiled at me! Don't deny it, you smiled at me. Ah, life's beautiful and so are you. And now, I shall never leave your side. Where are we going? What! We've only been together for two minutes and already you want to leave me. When will I see you again? »

- Agnès Poirier

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