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. A one-night stand that becomes something more – Andrew Haigh tells us an unconventional love story between two young men trying to make sense of their lives.
Andrew Haigh, born in the United Kingdom. After working for years as an editor in the film industry, he concentrated on writing and directing his own work. He has made a number of short films that have played at festivals worldwide including Berlinale, Edinburgh, Nashville and London. His first feature GREEK PETE (2009) won the Special Jury Award at Atlanta Film Festival in the same year. WEEKEND (2011) is his second feature and premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival 2011 in Austin/Texas where it won the Audience Award in the Emerging Visions section.
CROSSING EUROPE AWARDS
2012: CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2012
Great Britain 2011
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Andrew Haigh
Editing Andrew Haigh
Sound/Sounddesign Tim Barker
Music John Grant/Hook & The Twin/Milk/Sawtooth
With Tom Cullen/Chris New/Jonathan Race/Laura Freeman/Jonathan Wright/Loretto Murray/Sarah Churm/Vauxhall Jermaine/Joe Doherty/Kieran Hardcastle/Mark Devenport/Julius Metson Scott/Martin Arrowsmith
Tristan Goligher / Glendale Picture Company