“A one-night stand that becomes something more – an unconventional love story between two young men trying to make sense of their lives.
On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend – in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex – that will resonate throughout their lives.” (official synopsis)
With the International Filmfestival of Ghent literally around the corner from my flat (talk about top location!), you can mostly find me around the movie theatres this week. I just got back from the seeing the movie “Weekend”, which was written and Directed by Andrew Haigh. I got so blown away I just HAD to sit down and tell you this:
Please, please go see this movie if you can. If you’re hopelessly romantic or on the contrary, if you’re absolutely not, this is perfectly suitable for you, because this isn’t about wrong or right, this is about hope and our struggle to understand what love means.
This movie tells the story of Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) and how one drunken evening turns out to be one of the most confronting and intimate weekends of their lives…
How to explain why this movie feels so special…well that’s the thing, it makes you feel every single word, every single heartbeat, the frustration, the confusion, the pain and most of all…the love. You get sucked into the emotion as if you’re watching one of your own home videos. It’s a baring picture of reality in which a touching intimacy is the lens flare. This is the kind of story that reminds you where the true beauty of filmmaking lies; silence a whole audience of strangers and make them feel the exact same things.
Absolutely stunning. Gripping. A display of a truely talented cast.
Official website: http://www.weekend-film.com
UPDATE: Thank you Tom Cullen for tweeting my review!Means the world xx