Date Time
Weds 30th August 7.45pm

Dir: Francis Lee | UK | 2017 | 104 mins Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones

Reminiscent of Brokeback Mountain, Yorkshire-born director Francis Lee’s remarkable debut tells the story of Johnny Saxby, a taciturn young man living on a failing Yorkshire farm with his father and grandmother. Unhappy and frustrated with life, he numbs his frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex. But when migrant worker Gheorghe is brought in to help during lambing season, igniting an intense and transformative relationship between them. A perceptive and intelligent film with outstanding performances, God’s Own Country eschews sentimentality for realism to show that while the British countryside is beautiful, it can also be wild, lonely and estranging

Post screening writer director Francis Lee will be in conversation with host, Helen Meller (HBAF director), followed by an audience Q&A.

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