Weekend review

A subtle romantic drama set over one poignant weekend

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There's a deceptive simplicity to British writer-director Andrew Haigh’s poignant, fluent character study, which has already earned comparisons to Before Sunrise.

Having met in a bar on a Friday night, two young gay men – the laid-back Russell (Tom Cullen) and the acerbic Glen (Chris New) – spend an intimate weekend together just before one of them has to leave for the US.

Revisiting several of the key locations from Brit classic Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, Haigh deftly explores the gap between, in Glen’s words “who you want to be and who you really are.”

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