Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weekend



2011 British Feature

Cast: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman, Loretto Murray, Jonathan Wright, Sarah Churm, Vauxhall Jermaine and Joe Doherty
Writer/Director: Andrew Haigh

Synopsis:
A one-night stand on Friday turns into something more by Sunday for two gay men in London.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 95% / Audience: 85%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 81% / Audience: 8.8%
  • OMG rating: 8/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B+

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • British Independent Film Award for Best Achievement in Production and Most Promising Newcomer (Cullen).
  • Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award.
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Awards for Film of the Year and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Feature.
  • International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actor (Cullen).
  • L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Narrative Feature.
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for Breakthrough British Filmmaker (Haigh).
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature and Special Award for Best Film. 
  • Movie Dearest Award for Movie of the Year; Honorable Mention for Foreign Film of the Year.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award.
  • Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Weekend was released on DVD and Blu-ray as part of The Criterion Collection in 2012.

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