Winner of Audience Awards at both SXSW and Outfest 2011 and the opening night selection of Brooklyn’s acclaimed BAMcinemafest, WEEKEND is a startlingly authentic love story, featuring the talents of two incredible new actors and the unique work of a fresh new voice in filmmaking, Andrew Haigh.
After meeting one lonely Friday night at a bar, Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) find themselves caught up in an lost weekend full of sex, drugs, and intimate conversation. Although they have conflicting ideas of what it is they want from life and certainly how to get it, they form a startling emotional connection that will resonate throughout their lives.
Acclaim for Weekend
“PERFECTLY REALIZED. A bracing, present-tense exploration of sex, intimacy and love.”A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“This romance will stay with you, may break your heart a little - and SHOULDN'T BE MISSED.”Jim Ridley, The Nashville Scene
“A work of surpassing emotional insight and artistic accomplishment...ONE OF THE BEST OF THE YEAR.”Paul Brunick, Film Comment