WATCH: Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan Behaving Disgracefully In ‘Le Week-End’

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in 'Le Week-End'

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in ‘Le Week-End’

In the immediate aftermath of a major international film festival there are a lot of trailers doing the rounds, and it has to be said that most of them are dreary. This may be because trailers are often made to a template, or it may be because a lot of films are cut broadly from the same cloth.

This one is slightly different. Le Week-End, written by Hanif Kureishi (The Buddha of Suburbia) is a simple tale of a middle-aged couple – played beautifully grumpily by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan – taking a trip to Paris to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

However, as with a lot of middle-aged couples, they’re suffering the effects of too much familiarity and a surfeit of contempt. Will the most romantic city in the world cure their marital ills?

Well possibly:

Le Week-End is set to be released in February 2014.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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