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God’s Own Country

A young farmer embarks on a relationship with a migrant worker in Francis Lee’s gorgeous modern classic.

Credits

Dir-Scr Francis Lee
Prod Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
With Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu
UK
2017
104min
Certificate 15
UK Distribution Picturehouse Entertainment

Johnny Saxby, a young, isolated Yorkshire farmer indulges in binge-drinking and casual sex to compensate for his everyday frustrations. But when a handsome Romanian worker is hired to help with the demands of lambing season, an unexpected relationship develops between the pair, leading Johnny to question the decisions he has made in his life. Sometimes referred to as the ‘British Brokeback’, this heady concoction of queer desire and the great outdoors may have a few surface similarities with the cowboy classic, but is in fact something altogether more gritty, intimate and, ultimately, romantic. Featuring two star-making turns from the impressive lead actors, Lee’s award-winning debut is an unforgettable ode to the possibilities of love.

Michael Blyth

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This screening has an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted. Headphones are available on request. It will also feature English language subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.


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