Synopsis & Film Details
An official selection at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2013 New York Film Festival, the dramatic comedy “Le Week-End” tells the bittersweet story of long-married British couple Meg and Nick, played by Lindsay Duncan and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent. In an attempt to rekindle their souring relationship, the couple revisits the magic city of Paris for the first time since their honeymoon 30 years prior. During the couple’s two-day escapade, the demanding and take-charge Meg and the melancholy and insecure Nick careen between harmony, disharmony, 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—an amusingly boorish American academic with a fancy Parisian address, played by Jeff Goldblum—soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become.
Director: Roger Michell
UK/France (2013) • 93 minutes • Rated R
L’Alliance Francaise de Fresno
With short film: Valse
Director: Christoph Keller • UK • 4 minutes
In the surreal drama “Valse,” beautiful macro photography captures an unexpected romantic encounter between two snails. But alas, it becomes an ill-fated affair.
With Festival Awards presentation
Prior to “Le Week-End,” Filmworks will present its festival awards, including juried awards for Best Short Film and the fifth annual John Kelly Award for Excellence in Cinematography.