Weekend: The Criterion Collection

Weekend: The Criterion Collection

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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.


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Reasons to Buy

  1. This movie wasn't just the most acclaimed gay film of 2011, it was one of the most acclaimed films period.
  2. Weekend won the Audience Awards at both SXSW and Outfest 2011. It was also the opening night film selection of Brooklyn's acclaimed BAMcinemafest.
  3. 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 Features

Interviews 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
Trailer
Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Critic Dennis Lim

Information

  • Director: Andrew Haigh
  • Producer: Tristan Goligher
  • Writer: Andrew Haigh
  • Length: 1 hrs. 37 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Aug 21 2012
  • Added: May 17 2012
  • Production Year: 2011
  • TLA SKU: 1615520
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 715515097819
  • Catalog #: DV33426702

Reviews

4 Reviews for Weekend: The Criterion Collection

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Review by Robert O'Neill

By: Robert O'Neill
In-House Review - Jun 04 2012
I am such a fan of Weekend that I find it difficult to write about. There is a part of me that feels as though dissecting the film will take away from its magic and power. If you haven't seen it, stop reading now, order your copy and come to it with ... Read More

Review by Mediaman23

By: Mediaman23
I was one of the lucky ones to see this masterpiece in a theatre. Having watched gay themed movies for over 30 years, none touched me, seemed so real, and more relatable than Weekend. Even the beloved classic, Brokeback Mountain, spends the great maj... Read More

Review by Marksw

By: Marksw
I waited for a long time to see this movie, and I'm sorry to say I was very disappointed. In the most simplest of terms, this film was unbelievably boring! Were there elements of some good romance, yes. Was the acting good, most definitely. Many ... Read More

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
One of the most honored and talked about films of late is Andrew Haigh's love story, "Weekend". It is the story of Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) who met at a bar one Friday evening after Russell left his straight friends and went out to a... Read More

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