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Weekend (2011) directed by Andrew Haigh

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh

Writer: Andrew Haigh

Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New and Laura Freeman

Taglines: A (sort of) love story between two guys over a cold weekend in October.

Genres: Drama | Romance

Storyline: On a Friday night after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. That weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other. It is a brief encounter that will resonate throughout their lives. Weekend is both an honest and unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms. It is about the search for identity and the importance of making a passionate commitment to your life.

Awards: WINNER - Emerging Visions Audience Award at SXSW 2011
WINNER - Grand Jury Award, OutFest 2011
WINNER - Grand Jury Prize / Best Actor, Nashville Film Festival 2011
WINNER - Audience Award, Toronto Inside Out Film Festival

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Tom Cullen ... Russell
Chris New ... Glen
Kieran Hardcastle ... Sam
Sarah Churm ... Helen
Laura Freeman ... Jill
Jonathan Race ... Jamie
Vauxhall Jermaine ... Damien
Jonathan Wright ... Johnny
Loreto Murray ... Cathy (as Loretto Murray)
Steve Blackman ... Straight Man in Bar
Joe Doherty ... Justin
Julius Metson Scott ... Paul



Tags: gay romance movie
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