Countryside romance about two sheep farmers in remote England that won debut director Francis Lee the Directing Award at Sundance.
"Johnny (Josh O'Connor) works long hours on his family's remote hill farm. Isolated and frustrated, he numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), a handsome Romanian, arrives to take up temporary work on the family property, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two, which could change Johnny's life forever." (Sydney Film Festival)
Winner of the Männer Jury Award for Best Film and the Männer Magazine Readers' Jury Award, 2017 Berlin International Film Festival; Directing Award for World Cinema - Dramatic, 2017 Sundance Film Festival
2017Rating: MA15+, Strong sex scenes and nudity105 minsUK
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