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Weekend (2011)

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Directer:Andrew Haigh   Producer:Tristan Goligher  Writter:Andrew Haigh   

Music:James Edward Barker   Cinematography:Urszula Pontikos   Editor:Andrew Haigh 

Running time:97 min    Country:UK  Language:English Genre:Drama, Romance  

Subtitle: English  Starring:Tom Cullen ... Russell, Chris New ... Glen

 

   


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ҧ:15 wins & 12 nominations

British Independent Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won British Independent Film Award Best Achievement in Production
Most Promising Newcomer
Tom Cullen 
 
Chlotrudis Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Nominated Chlotrudis Award Best Actor
Tom Cullen 
Best Actor
Chris New 
Best Movie
Best Original Screenplay
Andrew Haigh 
 
Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Audience Award Andrew Haigh (director) 
(Bureau, The). 
 
Dinard British Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Special Mention Andrew Haigh 
Nominated Best Screenplay Andrew Haigh 
Golden Hitchcock Andrew Haigh 
Kodak Award for Best Cinematography Best Cinematography
Urszula Pontikos 
Silver Hitchcock Andrew Haigh 
 
Evening Standard British Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won Evening Standard British Film Award Best Screenplay
Andrew Haigh 
 
GLAAD Media Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Nominated GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Film - Limited Release
(Sundance Selects). 
 
Ghent International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Youth Jury Award Best Film
Andrew Haigh (director) 
(ABC Distribution (distributor) ). 
 
Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Globula Best Feature
Andrew Haigh 
 
L.A. Outfest
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Grand Jury Award Outstanding International Narrative Feature
Andrew Haigh 
 
London Critics Circle Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won ALFS Award Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Andrew Haigh 
Nominated ALFS Award British Actor of the Year
Tom Cullen 
 
London Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Nominated Best British Newcomer Tom Cullen (actor) 
Chris New (actor) 
 
Nashville Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Best of Festival Award Best Actor in a Narrative Feature
Tom Cullen 
Narrative Feature
Andrew Haigh 
 
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won MovieZone Award Andrew Haigh 
 
SXSW Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won SXSW Competition Award Emerging Visions
Andrew Haigh 
 
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Audience Award Volunteer of the Year
Andrew Haigh 
 
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2011 Won Audience Award Best Feature Film or Video
Andrew Haigh 
 



After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what''s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
On a Friday night after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what''s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. That weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other. It is a brief encounter that will resonate throughout their lives. Weekend is both an honest and unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms. It is about the search for identity and the importance of making a passionate commitment to your life.
 



Weekend is realism at its best.
by Delenn Moresby
It is a delight to see a film that makes no concessions in the telling of its story. Everything about the film is as it should be. The dialogue is funny, witty, sad, provoking but spoken in a manner you''d expect from the characters. The writer never shied away from the language these people would use or stop them acting as they would in the circumstances. The themes are adult and again honest, but it is not an "adult film". Nothing is gratuitous, not one second of the film is wasted as the story is perfectly pitched. At times it is crude and would shock your granny, but it''s an honest slice of life.

If you only like high-tech, action packed films, it isn''t for you. If you like a well written story, realistically portrayed, wonderfully produced and brilliantly acted films, then this is a little gem of a film and it will be your loss if you miss it.

Weekend is everything that is brilliant about British Independent Cinema delightfully packaged into one film. Best film I''ve seen this year by far.


 

 





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