The photograph utilized for the WEEKEND poster is by Quinnford + Scout, two photographers who met in Paris in 2008, and have been documenting their relationship ever since for an ongoing project (in addition to documenting the production of WEEKEND). In keeping with the themes of the film, their project’s intention is to “capture the small details that underline the excitement of being with one another; whether it be sexually, romantically or domestically.”
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WEEKEND will be released theatrically in NYC on September 23rd, 2011 with a national rollout to follow.
Official Website(s): http://www.weekend-film.com/
Written and Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Tom Cullen, Chris New
Producer: Tristan Goligher
Executive Producers: Anna Seifer-Speck, Suzanne Alizart
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Distributed by: Sundance Selects
One of the most significant discoveries of this year’s film festival circuit, WEEKEND is a delicate and daring drama that won the SXSW Emerging Visions Audience Award and Nashville Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.
WEEKEND follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and bars, telling stories and having sex, while developing a connection that will resonate throughout their lives. This affecting and naturalistic romance is beautifully realized, earning comparisons to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise in its exploration of how two people can come together only briefly, yet impact each other in a profound way.