“Weekend” is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Andrew Haigh. The movie follows the story of Russell (Tom Cullen), a young gay man living in Nottingham, who meets Glen (Chris New), an artist, in a gay club on a Friday night. They spend the night together and the following day, as they get to know each other, they begin to form a connection.
The film explores themes of love, identity, and intimacy as Russell and Glen navigate their relationship over the course of a weekend. They have conversations about their pasts, their fears, and their hopes for the future, and as they spend time together, they begin to fall in love.
As the weekend comes to an end, Russell and Glen are faced with the reality of their situation – Glen is moving to the United States in a few days, and they may never see each other again. The film ends with a poignant scene that captures the bittersweet nature of their brief encounter.
“Weekend” is a deeply moving and authentic portrayal of a same-sex relationship, and the challenges that come with being gay in a society that is not always accepting. The film is notable for its naturalistic dialogue and performances, and for its realistic portrayal of the gay community in Britain. It received critical acclaim for its sensitive and nuanced depiction of a modern love story, and has become a beloved classic in the LGBT cinema canon.
Duration: 97 min.