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Film Event

God's Own Country

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Johnny (Josh O'Connor) exhaustingly and begrudgingly tends to his family’s land and livestock in moody, rural England. His anger, resentment and loneliness are barely contained, and the only release he finds is in drunken evenings, which often include meaningless, secret sex with other young men. When Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), a cool and collected Romanian farmhand arrives on the scene, Johnny is initially irked, but also attracted by his quiet confidence. Francis Lee’s remarkable feature debut is a stunning juxtaposition of tough and tender; a meditation on the pain and beauty that comes from letting love in.

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“Exceptionally moving”
The Toronto Star
“A finely crafted piece of cinema”
“Sensual, surprising and incredibly affecting”
Little White Lies
Directed by: Francis Lee
Featuring: Josh O'Connor Alec Secareanu Gemma Jones Ian Hart Harry Lister Smith
Year: 2017 Runtime: 104 mins Rating: 14A