Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) 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.
Director / Writer: Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
Running time: 104 minutes
Date: 1st September 2017
Festivals: Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival
“This is one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years.” Sight and Sound Magazine
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