God's Own Country

Dir: Francis Lee

United Kingdom (UK)

2017

105 mins

15

Cast:

Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Hailed as the UK’s answer to Brokeback Mountain since its early appearances at Sundance and Berlinale, Francis Lee’s remarkable debut feature tells a story that is nevertheless anything but derivative.

Johnny Saxby, a taciturn young man, lives on a failing Yorkshire farm with his father and grandmother. Unhappy and frustrated with his life, he numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. But when Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker, is brought in to help during lambing season, it ignites an intense relationship between them that sets Johnny on a new path.

It’s a perceptive and intelligent film from this first-time filmmaker with outstanding performances. The Yorkshire-born Lee eschews sentimentality for realism, acknowledging that while the British countryside is beautiful, it can also be wild, lonely and profoundly estranging.

Booking Information

Telephone:
020 7734 4342

Email:
nick.m@picturehouses.co.uk

Available Formats

DCP

Distributor

Picturehouse Entertainment

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