WEEKEND (FREE SCREENING)
Saturday 4th August 2:30pm Screen 3
Director: Andrew Haigh
To thank you, our wonderful GAZE audiences, for supporting us over twenty years, we have programmed a free screening of the biggest gay film of last year, the heartbreakingly romantic Weekend.
Andrew Haigh's stunning second feature film is the story of Glen and Russell, two young men who spend a lifetime together all in the duration of one weekend. Glen is an out and proud gay man whereas Russell is the shy, one-foot-still-in-the-closet type (played by the mouth-watering Tom Cullen). Meeting in a club on a Friday night, they begin a relationship that is intimately and expertly explored by Haigh's script, two actors delivering career-making performances and cinematography that is once both natural and achingly beautiful.
Haigh is an exciting new voice in British cinema and whether this is your first, second or tenth time seeing Weekend, come along and bring a special someone - this film melts the hardest of hearts.
This is a free screening - book early to avoid disappointment!
An exhibition of the film's still images by the Irish photographers Quinnford + Scout will run in the Light House during the festival. Oisín Share, of Quinnford + Scout, will be introduce the film and the exhibition.
Tickets for this free screening must be booked in person at the Light House Box Office.