WEEKEND (2011)

Release Date: September 23rd in New York; national rollout to follow

Synopsis:

Weekend follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and bars, telling stories and having sex, while developing a connection that will resonate throughout their lives. This affecting and naturalistic romance is beautifully realized, earning comparisons to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise in its exploration of how two people can come together only briefly, yet impact each other in a profound way.

 

Written and Directed By: Andrew Haigh

Produced By: Tristan Goligher and Claire Mundell

Starring: Tom Cullen & Chris New

Studio: Sundance Selects

Genre: Drama

One of the most significant discoveries of this year’s film festival circuit-WEEKEND is a delicate, revelatory drama that won the SXSW Emerging Visions Audience Award and Nashville Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.