This sensual, remarkably observed, beautifully acted wonder is the breakout feature from British writer/director/editor Andrew Haigh (who made his debut with 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.
Reasons to Buy
- This movie wasn't just the most acclaimed gay film of 2011, it was one of the most acclaimed films period.
- Weekend won the Audience Awards at both SXSW and Outfest 2011. It was also the opening night film selection of Brooklyn's acclaimed BAMcinemafest.
- Newcomers Tom Cullen and Chris New give charmingly natural performances that will hit you right where it counts: your heart. This is one of the best gay romances you're likely to see - and it's directed with brilliant simplistic skill by filmmaker-to-watch Andrew Haigh.
DVD FeaturesInterviews With Haigh, Pontikos, Producer Tristan Goligher, and Actors Tom Cullen and Chris New
New Interview With Haigh on the Film's Sex Scenes
ON-Set Video Footage Shot By New And Others
Two Scenes From Cullen And New's Audition
Video Essay On The Film's Set Photographers, Oisin share And Colin Quinn
Cahuenga Blvd. and Five Miles Out, Two Short Films By Haigh
Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Critic Dennis Lim