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Genres: Drama, Romance, Gay / Lesbian, Romantic Drama, Sexuality, Criterion Collection

Cast: Tom Cullen, Chris New

Director: Andrew Haigh

Synopsis: This sensual, remarkably observed, beautifully acted wonder is the breakout feature from British writer-director-editor Andrew Haigh (Greek Pete). 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. It's an emotionally naked film that's both an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 2011

Reviews:

  • "Heartfelt yet unsentimental, Weekend is the rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true.", Eric Hynes, The Village Voice
  • "One of the truest, most beautiful movies ever made about two strangers.", Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

Awards:

  • 2011: Winner, Breakthrough British Filmmaker, London Film Critics Circle Awards
  • 2011: Winner, Best Achievement in Production, British Independent Film Awards
  • 2011: Winner, Most Promising Newcomer, Tom Cullen, British Independent Film Awards
  • 2011: Winner, Emerging Visions Award, South by Southwest Film Festival

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