Hyde Park Picture House

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God’s Own Country

Time
On 11th September - 6.15 PM
Other showings
From 1st September - 27th September
Starring:
Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
Director
Dir. Francis Lee
Duration
104mins
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2017
Synopsis:

Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see.

Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny’s life forever

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GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Critical reaction:
  • Visually, narratively, emotionally - this film succeeds on every level ★★★★★

    Stefan Pape, HEYUGUYS

  • This outstanding debut film is a thrillingly real story of gay love ★★★★★

    Jessica Kiang, BBC

  • Superb debut. The film has a cumulative power that sneaks up on you even as you think you’re keeping track of it, and a twilit afterglow that hasn’t faded yet ★★★★

    Robbie Collin, THE TELEGRAPH