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Weekend - DVD Preview


Preview by Jack Foley

ANDREW Haigh’s British breakthrough film, Weekend, has received wide critical acclaim and numerous awards since its world premiere last year at the SXSW Film Festival, including the Emerging Visions Audience Award (SXSW), Best Newcomer Tom Cullen and Best Achievement in Production (BIFA), Film of the Year and LGBT-themed Film of the Year (GALECA) and the Moviesquad IFFR Award (Rotterdam).

Andrew Haigh recently picked up the Breakthrough British Filmmaker award at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards and Best Screenplay at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Weekend was released in cinemas in the UK in November 2011 to rave reviews and quickly became a box office hit.

Written and directed by Andrew Haigh (Greek Pete), the film stars Tom Cullen (Black Book) and Chris New (Martin Sherman’s Bent) and is produced by Tristan Goligher (Late Bloomers).

On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen.

Over the next 48 hours, Russell and Glen become inseparable, gradually forming a tight bond that neither of them could have predicted – one that may change their lives forever.

Haigh’s celebrated Weekend depicts an unconventional love story with a raw, edifying honesty, making Haigh a refreshing new voice in British cinema.

Special features on the DVD include director and cast interview, a director and producer interview, behind-the-scenes footage and footage of the Weekend UK Premiere at the London Film Festival.

Win Weekend on DVD

To celebrate the release of Weekend on DVD on March 19, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote and directed Weekend?

Simply send the answer to Weekend competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 18
Running time: 97mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: March 19, 2012