IFI@Belltable | God’s Own Country

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Updated: December 11th, 2017
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IFI@Belltable presents

God’s Own Country

Francis Lee | 104 mins | UK | Digital | 2017 | Age 16+


Belltable | Mon, Dec 11th | 8pm | €8


The first feature from British director Francis Lee tells the story of an isolated sheep farmer who hires a migrant worker to help one season. The two men begin to form a bond in this rich and emotionally complex film, shot in the wilds of Yorkshire.

An emotionally numb Yorkshire sheep farmer experiences an unexpected thaw when he is forced to work with a Romanian immigrant in Francis Lee’s extraordinary debut feature. Young Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) suppresses his homosexual feelings through remote behaviour and binge drinking, and has become brittle and withdrawn as a consequence. When his equally taciturn father Martin (Ian Hart) has a debilitating stroke, Johnny has to shoulder the burden of the farm.

As lambing season approaches, Martin hires labourer Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), whom Johnny treats with a mixture of disdain and outright hostility, until an extended sojourn together tending to the lambs leads to an undeniable attraction.

“’Francis Lees outstanding feature debut God’s Own Country is a work of rough-hewn alchemy” 5/5 – BBC

“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” 4/5 – Telegraph

“a potent, haunting meditation on the soul-stirring significance of being open to love” Little White Lies

“It is a film which lives and dies by the performances which Lee gets from his cast, and these are excellent: sharp, intelligent and emotionally generous.” 4/5 – Guardian

One off €1 Cinema Club membership fee for first-time attendees.

This fee is for IFI@Belltable membership only and does not cover membership of IFI Dublin.

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