Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman
It's rare that a film fixed around a gay relationship captures such international attention, but Weekend is a film of particular grace and honesty. Set during a whirlwind two days, Weekend follows closeted Russel (Cullen) through a weekend spent with an artist, Glen (New), who's leaving for a two-year art course in America come Monday.
What starts as a one night stand turns into something much deeper as the film explores the intricacies of sex and the difficulties of the closet. Frank conversation follows, almost in the style of a Richard Linklater movie. —TA