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2,282 Ratings


Directed by Andrew Haigh
United Kingdom, 2011
Romance, Drama, LGBT+


Rarely has a film been as honest about sexuality—in both depiction and discussion—as this tale of a one-night-stand that develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men (exciting newcomers Tom Cullen and Chris New) in Midlands England.

Our take

Andrew Haigh is a true jewel of a filmmaker—a uniquely measured dramatist, profoundly concerned, through a patient style, with characters above story. We adore his sophomore feature, Weekend for its poignant realization of two characters that feel as though they might be real people. Sublime.

Weekend Directed by Andrew Haigh

Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2012 | Winner: MovieZone Award

SXSW Film Festival

2011 | Winner: Audience Award (Emerging Visions)

Village Voice Film Poll

2011 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

Critics reviews

Knowing that intelligent audiences will ultimately respond to specificity rather than generics, Haigh actually created the crossover movie about same-sex relationships we all (should) have been waiting for. Defiant yet never strident, Weekend can’t help but be a political film, yet it comes at its social progressivism simply by being true to itself.
August 27, 2012
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As a one-night stand turns into something more, the film captures a truth most others only imply: to meet someone new, not least a potential partner, is also to rethink who you are, an invitation to shape and refine the self you wish to be. As one of the protagonists puts it: "You become this blank canvas.
August 21, 2012
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Every moment advances the push and pull between Russell and Glen, which represents the classic argument between two closet romantics who repress that romanticism in differing fashions. Weekend is a study of the minute physical specifics of an instant attraction that, by the end of the film, has probably blossomed into a love that might trigger two personal reckonings.
August 21, 2012
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