Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (IRIS, TOPSY-TURVY, ANOTHER YEAR) and Lindsay Duncan (the forthcoming 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 boorish 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, is a new peak in the ongoing collaboration between screenwriter Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell, following VENUS, THE MOTHER and THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA.
Le Week-End Opens in NYC at The Angelika & Lincoln Plaza Theater on Friday, March 14, 2014
“A truly romantic film…captures Paris in all its sensuous delight.” – Harper’s Bazaar
“Emotionally charged and very funny.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
“A masterful showcase for Jim Broadbent.” – Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
“Delightful and very funny!”- Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
“Perfectly cast and utterly charming! Full of hilarious exchanges and unexpected treats” – Lisa Mullen, Sight and Sound
“A beautifully observed duet!” – Dennis Harvey, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“A marvelously nuanced romance!” – Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun Times
FIVE STARS “A Triumph!” – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times