God’s Own Country

By popular demand we added one final screening:

Tuesday, February 20th – 21:00, Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Tickets are available at 03-
6060800 ext. 9
or via this link

God’s Own Country

Director: Francis Lee
Actors: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
Eng, Heb sub, 104 min, UK, 2017

Berlin International Film Festival 2017 – Männer Jury Award for best film

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 – best film

Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2017 – Audience Award – Best Feature

Sundance Film Festival 2017 – Directing Award – World Cinema – Dramatic

Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival 2017 – Best First Feature

Young Johnny is running his ailing father’s farm in Yorkshire, England. The communication between father and son reflects their adverse living and working conditions, the father’s utterances mostly being restricted to terse criticism of his son. Johnny’s grandmother plays her part stoically. A frustrated Johnny endures his strenuous daily routine. In a bid to escape the harsh daily grind, he has no-strings sex with men, or gets drunk at the local pub. In the spring, a farm hand is taken on for the season. Romanian Gheorghe is the same age as Johnny, who at first eyes him with suspicion. The initial tension between the two men soon gives way to an intense relationship. This opens up completely new prospects but also presents new challenges for Johnny. In his feature-length debut, Francis Lee finds authentic images to depict farm life as one of privation. His film concentrates on the glances and gestures of his characters and their immediate physicality. The archaic landscape of ‘God’s own country’ as the locals call their county, perfectly reflects the turmoil going on inside the protagonists. (synopsis from Berlinale website)