Opening Night Film: God’s Own Country

God’s Own Country

Dir. Frances Lee I 2017 I United Kingdom I 104min. I Texas Premiere I Opening Night Film
Thursday, September 7th at 7pm | Buy Tickets

Set in the rolling hills and meadows of Yorkshire, writer/director Francis Lee’s feature debut stirs echoes of Brokeback Mountain with its torrid depiction of romance between young shepherd Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) and Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), the steamy Romanian hired hand who has come to help while father Martin (Ian Hart) recovers from a stroke. Instead of outside forces, however, it is Johnny’s drunken behavior that threatens to keep them apart as Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever. Rich cinematography and a heart-melting turn from Ian Hart complement the nuanced performances of the leads. God’s Own Country has won best film awards at Berlin, Edinburgh, Frameline, and best director award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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