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.