Godard’s Weekend (1967) is a profound cinematic masterpiece, which exposes the harsh reality of a consumerist society where crime, corruption and excess prevail. Throughout the film, Godard neither reprimands nor sympathizes with the couple, but instead merely observes them at a distance as they pass through life, destroying everything around them in rage.
The famed traffic jam scene is particularly fascinating. The slow, steady tracking shot greatly contrasts with the chaotic, noisy, and unpleasant actions that unfold onscreen. Rather than…
Instead of watching this blatantly islamophobic, racist trash, here are 5 incredible middle eastern films to watch instead that don’t star a former IDF soldier:
1. 5 Broken Cameras
4. Close Up
5. Salt of this Sea
Also, if you don’t know why this film is incredibly problematic, I highly suggest reading Hadidi’s recent article “Wonder Woman’s Middle Eastern Stereotypes Should Have Stayed in the 1980’s” on Slate.
In Cachè, Haneke makes an explicit reference to the Paris Massacre of 1961, which functions as the film’s backbone in examining the repression and guilt of a nation’s collective memory. This historical event almost functions as a ghost that haunts the characters of the film who were not directly involved in the event but are still suffering as a result of the violent injustice where many innocent people were brutally murdered. The director shows that history is never forgotten, but…