To celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, Meg (Lindsay Duncan, Under the Tuscan Sun, Mansfield Park) and Nick (Jim Broadbent, Cloud Atlas, Moulin Rouge) revisit Paris to revitalise their marriage. Their bittersweet second honeymoon stirs up fears of loss and forces them to question a future together.
Hanif Kureishi's wonderful script, full of offbeat detail, reflects his talents as a playwright, while Broadbent and Duncan clearly relish their complex and nuanced characters. Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) delivers one of his best performances to date as Morgan, a successful author and Nick’s former Cambridge classmate.
Kureishi and director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes, Morning Glory) have previously collaborated on The Mother and Venus. This, their third film, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to acclaim from critics and audiences alike.
Le Week-End is a poignant, sharp and funny film about a love that could either flicker out at any moment or continue to burn. Reminiscent of late 80's Woody Allen, this refreshingly intelligent treatment of mature romance is an absolute joy – and an unmissable festival highlight.