Films: Andrew Haigh

Lean on Pete

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny
  • UK release: 16 February 2017

Teenage Charley (Plummer) goes to work for grizzled horse trainer Del (Buscemi) and befriends the titular horse, before going on the road in search of his aunt. Haigh’s delicate directorial style makes a desperately sad coming-of-age tale very watchable, helped by Plummer’s appealingly understated performance.

45 Years

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham
  • UK release: 28 August 2015

Kate (Rampling) and Geoff (Courtenay) are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when news comes that the body of Geoff's ex-girlfriend, who was killed in the Alps 50 years earlier, has been found preserved in the ice. A credible, unsensational, desperately sad picture of a fracturing relationship.

Weekend

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh
  • Cast: Tom Culllen, Chris New

A random pick-up at a gay club becomes much more than just a one night stand in this tender relationship drama from the director of Greek Pete.

Greek Pete

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 19min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Andrew Haigh

Filmmaker Andrew Haigh worked with a group of London rent boys over a period of six months, to create a semi-improvised drama based on their lives.