FILM: Weekend (18)

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Writer-director Andrew Haigh comes on leaps and bounds from his debut Greek Pete with his impressive second feature, a haunting romance in the spirit of Brief Encounter and Before Sunrise.

Russell (Tom Cullen) celebrates a friend’s birthday party and on the way home, he ventures into a club and spots Glen (Chris New). The two flirt and in the morning, Russell wakes to find Glen in bed beside him.

What begins as a drunken one-night stand threatens to become a defining moment of both young men’s futures as they wrestle with extraordinary feelings for each other on the very weekend when one of them is poised to make a decision that will change his life possibly forever.

Released: November 4 (UK, selected cinemas), 96 mins