Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan 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.

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By Fraser McAlpine