Tom Cullen

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December 30 2013 9:00 AM

"They're too busy on Grindr showing off their arses," quips a character in Andrew Haigh's strikingly accomplished debut feature, Weekend. But Haigh doesn't dwell on the symptoms of the modern gay condition. He makes something altogether more universal and interesting: a story that isn't so much about being gay as it is about love.

"Gay-themed films have never talked about how I see being gay," says the writer-director. "That was the fundamental thing to start with. I was trying to say something honest about relationships."

August 22 2011 8:00 PM