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3.9
2,175 Ratings

Weekend

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

Synopsis

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.

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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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