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DIRECTOR Andrew Haigh
CAST Chris New, Tom Cullen, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman
This brilliantly honest and unapologetic love story between two men is a study of the search for identity and was the debut film from Andrew Haigh (45 Years).
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The debut film from Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Lean on Pete) follows Glen and Russell who have what both expect is a one-night stand. But over the weekend that follows – as they get drunk, tell stories and have sex – it develops into something more, something special, though circumstances mean it cannot last. An honest and unapologetic love story between two young men and a study of the search for identity.
(2011 UK 95 mins)
There is sadness here, as well as romance, and a sense that sexual experience is not merely exciting for its own sake, but an adventure in defining one’s sense of self: what one character here calls finding both partner and your self as a blank slate. Weekend has something urgent to say to both gay and straight audiences about the windows of opportunity in our lives … a tender, humane film, with an easy, unforced cinematic language: a film that doesn’t need to try too hard. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
BBFC advice: Contains strong sex, sex references and hard drug use
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)
Festival tickets: Over 30s £7; 30 & under £5*
*except for The Wizard of Oz and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Weekend festival pass: Over 30s £21; 30 & under £15
Buy a weekend 2 festival pass
The weekend pass (available for each weekend) will allow you to come to any festival ﬁlm over that weekend. You can buy the passes online and collect them at the cinema, but please book your tickets for the ﬁlms you wish to attend separately (you won’t have to pay but you will then be able to reserve your place) and bring your pass with you at all times.
This screening and the Rainbow Film Festival are made possible by the BFI’s Film Audience Network, with the support of The National Lottery.