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God’s Own Country 15

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Sunday 20 May *Note start time; the film will start promptly in view of the Q&A.

DIRECTOR Francis Lee
CAST Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart, Gemma Jones

Followed by a Q&A with editor Chris Wyatt and sound designer Anna Bertmark.  

Another chance to see this multi-award-winning debut film from British director Francis Lee, followed by a Q&A with its editor and sound designer.

Francis Lee’s stunning debut feature is a tender and timely portrait of a blossoming love between Johnny, a lonely Yorkshire sheep farmer, and Gheorghe, a Romanian worker who arrives to help on Johnny’s farm during lambing season. The film has won numerous acting, directing and best film awards and is one of our favourite films of 2017. Catch it on the big screen while you can.
(2017 UK 102 mins)

Chris Wyatt also edited This Is England and Dead Man’s Shoes for Shane Meadows, Dreams of a Life and The Falling for Carol Morley, ’71 and White Boy Rick for Yann Demange and Dancing on the Edge for Stephen Poliakoff. Anna Bertmark has worked on the sound design of many features including The Goob, the recent, very popular documentary Walk With Me and Stephen Frears’ The Queen. She won a British Independent Film Award for her work on this film. 

What’s quite magical here, is the way in which a film so seemingly austere and undemonstrative in its washed-out colour and no-frills camerawork, uses sparing means … to convey the sudden blessing of love … it’s an outstanding achievement, perhaps the strongest British debut since Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher. No doubt about it, there’s a lifetime’s craft, wisdom and tears packed into this eloquent statement of emotional and spiritual possibilities. You’ll find yourself getting teary a week later – a potent, haunting meditation on the soul-stirring significance of being open to love.  Trevor Johnston, Little White Lies

BBFC advice: Contains strong sex and language
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)

AUDIO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE – Please contact the cinema in advance on info@saffronscreen.com
Please note that when audio description is available, the optimum sound can be heard in the first three rows in the auditorium, seats 1-12.  We are currently seeking funding to install an enhanced system that will cover the whole auditorium.