November 20 – CineSesc – 7:30 pm
November 21 – CineSesc – 3 pm
RUNNING TIME: 105′
DIRECTOR: Francis Lee
CAST: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart / SCREENPLAY: Francis Lee / CINEMATOGRAPHY: Joshua James Richards / EDITING: Chris Wyatt / SOUND: Anna Bertmark, J.D. Evans / PRODUCTION DESIGN: Stéphane Collonge / PRODUCTION: Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling / PRODUCTION COMPANY: Inflammable, Shudder Films
SYNOPSIS: Johnny Saxby is 25-year-old and runs the family farm in Yorkshire, England. He has sacrificed going away to college or getting a job to work for his ailing father, Martin, and grandmother. At night, he numbs his frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex with other men. When Martin hires a Romanian migrant worker, Gheorghe, to assist his son in the farm, Johnny bitterly resents, insisting he can cope on his own. But Gheorghe proves he not only understands this farming life, but more importantly, he understands Johnny.
Directing Award at Sundance IFF 2017, Audience Award at Frameline 2017, Best First Feature at Toronto Inside Out FF 2017. Official selection at Berlin IFF 2017.
ADVISORY RATING: 18 years
2014 The Last Smallholder (short)
2013 Bradford Halifax London (short)
2012 The Farmer’s Wife (short)