Andrew Haigh

Weekend

Weekend

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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
Weekend
Cast
Tom Cullen
Russell
Chris New
Glen
Jonathan Race
Jamie
Laura Freeman
Jill
Loretto Murray
Cathy
Jonathan Wright
Johnny
Sarah Churm
Helen
Vauxhall Jermaine
Damien
Joe Doherty
Justin
Kieran Hardcastle
Sam
Mark Devenport
Straight men in bar
Steve Blackman
Straight men in bar
Julius Metson Scott
Paul
Martin Arrowsmith
Martin
Caroline Woolley
House party girls
Caroline Cawley
Credits
Director
Andrew Haigh
Written by
Andrew Haigh
Producer
Tristan Goligher
Editor
Andrew Haigh
Executive producer
Anna Seifert-Speck
Executive producer
Suzanne Alizart
Line producer
Rachel Dargavel
Coproducer
Claire Mundell
Director of photography
Ula Pontikos
Production design
Sarah Finlay
Sound
Tim Barker
Casting
Kahleen Crawford
Production manager
Yuen-Wai Liu
Assistant camera
Ed Cooper
Assistant camera
David Agha-Rafei
Makeup artist
Jo Way
First assistant director
Alex Mercer
Assistant editor
Yichen Wu
Sound effects editor
Grant Bridgeman
Stills photography
Colin Quinn
Stills photography
Oisín Share

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