Weekend [2011] [Criterion] (BLU)

Andrew Haigh

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Synopsis

This sensual, remarkably observed, beautifully acted wonder is the breakout feature from British writer-director-editor Andrew Haigh. Rarely has a film been as honest about sexuality-in both depiction and discussion-as this tale of a one-night-stand that develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men (exciting newcomers Tom Cullen and Chris New) in the English Midlands. It's an emotionally naked film that's both an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair.

Product Details

  • Starring: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 08/21/2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 622

Special Features

  • Interviews With Haigh, Pontikos, Producer Tristan Goligher, and Actors Tom Cullen and Chris New
  • New Interview With Haigh on the Film's Sex Scenes
  • On-set Video Footage Shot By New And Others
  • Two Scenes From Cullen And New's Audition
  • Video Essay On The Film's Set Photographers, Oisin share And Colin Quinn
  • Cahuenga Blvd. and Five Miles Out, Two Short Films By Haigh
  • Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Critic Dennis Lim
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