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Check Out The Gorgeous Poster For Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend”

Check Out The Gorgeous Poster For Andrew Haigh's "Weekend"

Ranking high on indieWIRE’s mid-year list of the top reviewed films on criticWIRE, Andrew Haigh’s SXSW winner “Weekend” is certainly a good candidate for one of my personal favourite films of 2011. Tender, talky and intensely sexy, the film could reductively be described as a sort of gay Before Sunrise. Over the course of its titular timeframe, the film follows Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New), two men who extend their blurry and drunken one night stand into 48 hours to remember. Russell is a pragmatic and semi-closeted lifeguard; Glen is a stubborn intellectual who “doesn’t do boyfriends.” Their star-crossed romance is quite perfectly executed by director Haigh, who lets the film quietly creep up on the viewer as a powerful new entry into the queer cinema lexicon. IFC is releasing the film at a TBD date (hopefully this fall), but for now check out its pitch-perfect poster that very much exudes the mood of the film:

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