Special Preview Screening
Francis Lee | 2017 | UK | 104 mins | Unrated 18+ Only | English language
In collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment, Pride in Hull Film Festival is proud to present a special preview screening of arguably the most celebrated UK film of 2017, God’s Own Country.
Johnny Saxby 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 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.
Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer and 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.
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones
Winner – Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
Winner – Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Berlinale 2017 – Panorama
“It is, in its way, a very British love story, bursting at the seams with unspoken emotions, unvoiced fears about the future, and a readiness to displace every emotion into hard physical work” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“This is one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years.” – Paul O’Callaghan, Sight and Sound
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening. Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.
God’s Own Country is presented in partnership by Hull Independent Cinema, Pride in Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.