WEEKEND (2011) :
Glen: Well, you know what it’s like when you first sleep with someone you don’t know?
Glen: It’s… you, like, become this blank canvas and it gives you an opportunity to project onto that canvas who you want to be. That’s what’s interesting because everybody does that.
Russell: So do you think that I did it?
Glen: ‘Cause you did. Well, what happens is while you’re projecting who you want to be… this gap opens up between who you want to be and who you really are. And in that gap, it shows you what’s stopping you becoming who you want to be.
One of the reasons I love this movie so much is because I see aspects of how I am/might be/sometime want to be in both of them.
In this case in relation to commitment, romanticism, etc.
The US Criterion DVD is here and it’s a beauty of a package
Under the Covers: WEEKEND (dir. Andrew Haigh) 2011
“Is it really wrong that I find the whole orphan thing pretty sexy?”
i’m practically Charlie Parker, i’m so jazzed that Criterion is releasing Andrew Haigh’s beautiful romantic drama, Weekend, one of the most sensitive and quietly urgent films of recent years, and a brilliantly directed pas de deux that earns attention far beyond its main selling points (a pivotal film in helping to end the ghettoization of queer cinema). Criterion’s first-run edition is gorgeous, and another credit to their ongoing relationship with IFC.
The Criterion Collection will release WEEKEND on dvd & blu-ray on 8/21/2012.