Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (IRIS, TOPSY-TURVY, ANOTHER YEAR) and Lindsay Duncan (ABOUT TIME, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MANSFIELD PARK) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness — and even deeper regret. A surprise invitation from Nick’s old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an amusingly eccentric American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become. This magically buoyant, bittersweet romantic comedy, starring two of Britain’s national treasures, follows VENUS, THE MOTHER and THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA as a notable salute to the collaborative filmmaking journey of screenwriter Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell.
New York Magazine
“Smart, wickedly funny, and surprisingly touching.”
“Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are plummy perfection...ardent and profound”
NY Daily News
FOUR STARS "Smart, substantial and enchanting."
New York Observer
“A ruefully funny delight”
New York Post
"Emotionally charged and very funny."
The Washington Post
FIVE STARS “A Triumph!”
"Wry and riveting."
"A masterful showcase for Jim Broadbent."
New York Magazine
“A truly romantic film...captures Paris in all its sensuous delight.”
Winner - Best Actress (Lindsay Duncan) - British Independent Film Awards
Winner - Best Actor (Jim Broadbent) - San Sebastian Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 - Special Presentation
New York Film Festival 2013 - Official Selection
Palm Springs Film Festival 2014 - Official Selection
Audio Commentary with Roger Michell & Kevin Loader
Behind the Scenes Featurette featuring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Director Roger Michell and Writer Hanif Kureishi
How to Dance “The Madison” Tutorial Video
Nick Burrows (Jim Broadbent) and Meg Burrows (Lindsay Duncan) in Roger Michell’s LE WEEK-END. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Meg Burrows (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick Burrows (Jim Broadbent) in Roger Michell’s LE WEEK-END. Courtesy of Music Box Films
Morgan (Jeff Goldblum) in Roger Michell’s LE WEEK-END. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Nick Burrows (Jim Broadbent) and Meg Burrows (Lindsay Duncan) in Roger Michell’s LE WEEK-END. Courtesy of Music Box Films
Meg Burrows (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick Burrows (Jim Broadbent) in Roger Michell’s LE WEEK-END. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Roger Michell, director of LE WEEK-END