Weekend

Weekend

Criterion Collection Edition #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.

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Weekend
  • Weekend

    Directed by Andrew Haigh • 2011 • United Kingdom
    Starring Tom Cullen, Chris New

    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 discussi...

Extras

  • Andrew Haigh’s WEEKEND

    In this program, created in 2012, director Andrew Haigh, producer Tristan Goligher, actors Tom Cullen and Chris New, and director of photography Ula Pontikos discuss WEEKEND.

  • The Sex Scenes of WEEKEND

    In this short piece, created in 2012, director Andrew Haigh comments on the most intimate moments between the characters Glen and Russell in WEEKEND.

  • WEEKEND Audition Tape

    This brief audition footage, shot by producer Tristan Goligher, features actors Tom Cullen and Chris New performing two short scenes from WEEKEND. Each scene is followed by the final version from the film.

  • Chris New’s WEEKEND Footage

    During the filming of WEEKEND, actor Chris New brought a video camera to the set. The following selection of footage was shot by New and others who happened to pick up the camera.

  • Quinnford + Scout on WEEKEND

    Director Andrew Haigh hired the Irish team of Quinnford + Scout—a.k.a. Colin Quinn and Oisin Share—as the set photographers for WEEKEND after finding inspiration for the look of his film in the lighting and framing of their photography. In this 2012 video essay, Quinn and Share discuss their work...

  • Cahuenga Blvd.

    Directed by Andrew Haigh • 2003 • United Kingdom

    This short film, created in 2003 by Andrew Haigh, provides some insight into the director’s evolving vision.

  • Five Miles Out

    Directed by Andrew Haigh • 2009 • United Kingdom

    An adolescent girl meets a boy while on holiday with her cousins. This short film, created in 2009 by Andrew Haigh, provides some insight into the director’s evolving vision.