God’s Own Country, 2017

Still from God's Own Country, 2017. Directed by Francis Lee.

Still from God’s Own Country, 2017. Directed by Francis Lee.

Set against the brooding backdrop of the Yorkshire Pennines, Francis Lee’s captivating debut tells the story of Johnny Saxby, a young man stuck in a cycle of destructive behaviour whilst working on his father’s farm. Johnny’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of a handsome Romanian farmhand, Gheorghe, looking for temporary work.

“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

Screening as part of British Landscape on Film, a curated season of films inspired by Towner’s exhibition A Green and Pleasant Land.

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