Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has acquired all Canadian rights to Roger Michell’s rom-com Le Week-End starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum.

 

Hanif Kureishi wrote the screenplay to the story about a couple who return to the site of their honeymoon in Paris to recapture their youth.

Le Week-End premiered in Toronto and went on to play at San Sebastian where Broadbent won the Silver Shell Award for best actor.

PNP will release the film theatrically in Canada day-and-date with the US release, currently scheduled for first quarter 2014 through Music Box Films. It has grossed $2m in the UK through Curzon Film World.

Film4 and Free Range Films produced the film in association with Le Bureau. Kevin Loader served as producer with Curzon’s Louisa Dent and Philip Knatchbull and Film4’s Sue Bruce Smith serving as executive producers.

PNP negotiated the deal with Embankment Films.