God’s Own Country
A troubled young sheep farmer falls for a hired hand in this stunning debut from Francis Lee.
Dir Francis Lee
With Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart
A Picturehouse Entertainment release
Yorkshire sheep farmer Johnny (O’Connor) is dedicated to keeping his family’s farm afloat after his father’s stroke. He finds release from his exhausting everyday life through binge drinking and casual sex. When lambing season comes along, his family recruits some help in the form of Romanian worker Gheorghe (Secareanu), who conjures unspoken emotions in Johnny. After its premiere earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival, Francis Lee’s astonishing debut feature, supported by the BFI Film Fund, marks him as a powerful new voice in British filmmaking.
Anna Bogutskaya, Events Programmer
The screening on Thursday 7 September at 18:20 will be followed by a Critics’ Salon discussion in the Blue Room – free to God’s Own Country ticket-holders (subject to capacity), otherwise £6.50. Check back for full details of guests.