Andrew Haigh’s Weekend is the story of two gay men who spend a weekend together after a drunken tryst.
Waking up after what they expect to be a one-night stand, Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) discover they have a much deeper connection.
Over the course of the titular weekend, they discuss their lives, loves and attitudes to life and start to question how they might fit into each other’s worlds.
While there are some racy sex sequences with plenty of nudity, the real story is told via Haigh’s very believable and brutally honest dialogue.
Eschewing television and cinema’s yawnsome obsession with coming out stories. Weekend offers a rare exploration of the thoughts and experiences of contemporary gay men in Britain.
The two leads are instantly likeable and there’s enough chemistry between them to make the audience root for a happy ending.
Weekend is showing as part of the 55th BFI London Film Festival and hits UK cinemas on 4th November.
Our verdict: 4/5