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Weekend

Andrew Haigh

 
Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United Kingdom
  • 2011
  • 97 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #622

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 screen newcomers Tom Cullen and Chris New) in the English Midlands. It’s an emotionally naked film that’s at once an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living and a universally resonant portrait of a love affair.

Credits

DirectorAndrew Haigh
Written byAndrew Haigh
ProducerTristan Goligher
EditorAndrew Haigh
Executive producerAnna Seifert-Speck and Suzanne Alizart
Line producerRachel Dargavel
CoproducerClaire Mundell
Director of photographyUla Pontikos
Production designSarah Finlay
SoundTim Barker
CastingKahleen Crawford
Production managerYuen-Wai Liu
Assistant cameraEd Cooper and David Agha-Rafei
Makeup artistJo Way
First assistant directorAlex Mercer
Assistant editorYichen Wu
Sound effects editorGrant Bridgeman
Stills photographyColin Quinn and Oisín Share

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • High-definition digital master, approved by director Andrew Haigh and director of photography Ula Pontikos, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New program featuring 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, Oisín Share and Colin Quinn
  • Cahuenga Blvd. (2003) and Five Miles Out (2009), two short films by Haigh
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Dennis Lim

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Film Essays

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Weekend: The Space Between Two People

By Dennis Lim August 21, 2012

Andrew Haigh’s boy-meets-boy story reminds us that the biggest pleasures of falling in love come from the little moments of connection. Read more »

Photo Galleries

In the Mood for Love

February 14, 2016


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Charlotte Rampling and Andrew Haigh’s Closet Picks

December 23, 2015

Earlier this month, English director Andrew Haigh visited Criterion for a screening of his new film, 45 Years, and he was joined by his movie’s star, the exquisite Charlotte Rampling. The film, . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

XOXO

February 14, 2014


Film Essays

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Weekend: The Space Between Two People

By Dennis Lim August 21, 2012

Andrew Haigh’s boy-meets-boy story reminds us that the biggest pleasures of falling in love come from the little moments of connection. Read more »


Photo Galleries

On the Set of Weekend

August 21, 2012


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