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Weekend -- After meeting at a nightclub on a Friday night, the unexpected 48 hours spent between Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) will resonate throughout their lives.

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Director:
Writer:
Andrew Haigh (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A (sort of) love story between two guys over a cold weekend in October.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
21 wins & 15 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(285 articles)
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 (From Variety - Film News. 13 August 2014, 10:00 AM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
This is the best low budget indie gay movie in years, and the best gay movie since BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Cullen ... Russell

Chris New ... Glen
Jonathan Race ... Jamie
Laura Freeman ... Jill
Loreto Murray ... Cathy (as Loretto Murray)
Jonathan Wright ... Johnny
Sarah Churm ... Helen

Vauxhall Jermaine ... Damien
Joe Doherty ... Justin
Kieran Hardcastle ... Sam
Mark Devenport ... Straight Man in Bar (as Mark Davenport)
Steve Blackman ... Straight Man in Bar
Julius Metson Scott ... Paul
Martin Arrowsmith ... Martin
Caroline Woolley ... House Party Girl 1
Caroline Cawley ... House Party Girl 2

Directed by
Andrew Haigh 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Haigh (written by)

Produced by
Suzanne Alizart .... executive producer
Rachel Dargavel .... line producer
Tristan Goligher .... producer
Claire Mundell .... co-producer
Anna Seifert-Speck .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Edward Barker (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Urszula Pontikos (director of photography) (as Ula Pontikos)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Haigh 
 
Casting by
Kahleen Crawford 
 
Production Design by
Sarah Finlay 
 
Makeup Department
Jo Way .... makeup artist: daily
 
Production Management
Michelle Burt .... post-production manager
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production manager
Robert Newlove .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Mercer .... first assistant director: daily
 
Art Department
Sam Ashby .... artwork
Lorna Dunn .... stand-by art director
Liam O'Keefe .... art department assistant: daily
Andrew Oakes .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Tim Barker .... sound
Grant Bridgeman .... sound effects editor
Steve Cookman .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Agha-Rafei .... first assistant camera
Xavier Amoros .... first assistant camera: daliy
Aislinn Clifford .... second assistant camera: daily
Ed Cooper .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Fusco .... first assistant camera: daily
Jon O'Neill .... second assistant camera: daily
Angelika Padberg .... gaffer
Barry Squires .... first assistant camera: daily
Jenni Suitiala .... electrician: daily
Rob Wheeldon .... electrician: daily
 
Casting Department
Caroline Stewart .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Jay Coquillon .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Cushing .... post-production coordinator
Pat Wintersgill .... colorist
Pat Wintersgill .... on-line editor
Yichen Wu .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Omar Alvarez .... driver: daily
Owen Arnold .... runner driver: daily
David Key .... runner driver: daily
Ben Mealing .... runner driver: daily
 
Other crew
Rebecca Barker-McLean .... floor runner
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist
Mark Durkin .... head of finance: EM Media
Vincent Gadelle .... financial controller: The Bureau
Emma Hewitt .... public relations and marketing executive: EM Media
Dan Hodgett .... location manager
Emily Lappin .... head of communications: EM Media
Emily Morgan .... production coordinator
Judit Stalter .... intern: The Bureau
Matthew Whitney .... location manager
James Williams .... production runner
 
Thanks
Martin Arrowsmith .... thanks
Andrew Dearnley .... special thanks
 

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97 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
Weekend was shot entirely on location in Nottingham, UK.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Russell asks Glen what time his train is later that day, Glen informs him it is around 4.30pm. Later on when Russell is in the train station's main room waiting for Glen to appear, an announcement is heard in the background clearly indicating that one of the next trains to depart the station is the 18:37pm for Birmingham New Street.See more »
Quotes:
Glen:Do you ever think about finding your parents?
Russell:No, not really.
Glen:Why not?
Russell:I don't really see the point. You know, I don't think it would change anything.
Glen:Why don't I pretend to be your dad and you can come out to me?
Russell:[laughs] That is SO weird.
Glen:Just ignore the fact we just had sex.
Russell:I don't think I can. Guess I'll try. Ok.
[looks Glen in the eye]
Russell:Dad? I got something I need to tell you.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
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90 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
This is the best low budget indie gay movie in years, and the best gay movie since BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, 18 September 2011
Author: aupairkansas from Saint Paul, MN

I just watched WEEKEND at a screening at the Oslo LGBT film festival, and am still in shock. This is the most real cinematic version of guys falling in love in recent history. I'm a filmmaker myself, and was blown away by the caliber of the writing, directing, acting, cinematography, editing, and music of this fantastic film. There's not a false note in the movie--everything rings true, even the ending (no spoilers here.) It's the rare film, like WINTER'S BONE last year, that at every turning point takes what I call the elegant decision. WEEKEND is at a higher level than all other LGBT films playing the festival circuit this year (the only other film near this level is Tom Twyker's 3.) Actually, it's at a higher level than almost all films playing anywhere this year. Where did this film come from? Apparently the brilliant mind of Andrew Haigh (writer/director/editor), who, I noted on an IMDb search, started as an apprentice editor on GLADIATOR, and then assistant editor on BLACK HAWK DOWN (working with the master editor Pietro Scalia on both. Go UCLA!) I look forward to seeing more of Haigh's work. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT miss this movie.

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