Film Society Selection
'GOD'S OWN COUNTRY'
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Tuesday 11th February 7.30pm
FILM RECEIVED 30 WINS & 37 NOMINATIONS
Francis Lee, UK, 2017,
Cast: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
A young man struggles with his sexuality and the challenges of running the family farm,
when a Romanian migrant worker arrives. A refreshing atmosphere of acceptance permeates this
intense, moving work, in a stunning directorial debut.
eerily beautiful love story between two men and the wild Yorkshire landscape
SIGHT AND SOUND
Director: George Lewis, UK, 2017, 140 seconds
A man from the city is intoxicated by the power of an ancient tree.
Gods Own Country asks a lot of its actors, physically and emotionally, and they come through. Josh OConnor navigates Johnnys soddenness and transformation with exceptional sensitivity. As Gheorghe, Alec Secareanu brings matinee-idol looks, easy charm, and palpable thoughtfulness to bear. Gemma Jones and Ian Hart play Johnnys parents, and despite a two-decade age gap between the actors, they are perfectly matched and in a sense, unrecognizable; they could very well be rural folks discovered by the director.
The movies denouement was ever so slightly sentimental for my tastes, but overall this is a pretty exceptional find; a solid story about how committing to what you believe in requires finding out what you believe in first. Sounds simple, but its not.
Glenn Kenny - Roger Ebert.com