God’s Own Country
+ Critics’ Salon discussion
A troubled young sheep farmer falls for a hired hand in this stunning debut from Francis Lee.
This screening will be followed by a Critics’ Salon discussion at 20:20 in the Blue Room – free to ticket holders of God’s Own Country on Thursday 7 September 18:20 (not 18:30 as per p.9) (please book via the box office due to limited capacity). Otherwise Critics’ Salon £6.50.
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.
Followed by the latest in our Critics’ Salon discussion series, with writers and critics Simran Hans and Caspar Salmon as our invited speakers. We’ll explore the themes, issues, aesthetics and politics of God’s Own Country, including the use of landscape and place, its status as a ‘post-Brexit’ film, and its place in the canon of queer cinema. Join us to share your thoughts!
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