We’re delighted to announce that we have secured a special preview screening of the critically acclaimed Yorkshire-based GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, which is due to be released in cinemas on 1 September. The screening comes courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment.
Friday 28 July, 7.30pm at Vue Cinema in Princes Quay
Dir: Francis Lee | 2017 | UK | 104 mins | Unrated, 18+ | English language
The film screens to Hull audiences more than a month before it goes on general release, and had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year, where it won the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.
The film is a British drama set in rural Yorkshire that tells the story of Johnny Saxby, a young man working to sustain his family’s farm, who numbs his lonely existence with a drinking habit and casual affairs. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny’s life forever.
Damien Greco, Head of programming at Hull Independent Cinema, said: “God’s Own Country is a film that is already gaining fantastic critical acclaim, being billed as a Pennines set Brokeback Mountain, having recently winning a variety of awards across Europe. We’re extremely proud that we have been able to secure its early screening in Hull.
Winner Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017
Winner Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival 2017
“It is, in its way, a very British love story, bursting at the seams with unspoken emotions, unvoiced fears about the future, and a readiness to displace every emotion into hard physical work” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“This is one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years.” – Sight and Sound
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