If you want to find a film that addresses some of the deeper issues and social divides in life, don’t go to a multiplex and sit in a darkened room whilst stuffing down popcorn and watching the phones of the people sitting in front of you light up whenever they get a new mention on twitter. Instead, head off to your local independent cinema and feast your eyes on the latest indie darlings the film festival circuit has to offer.
The latest diamond to make itself present is God’s Own Country, Francis Lee’s directorial debut. Set on a farm in Northern England, the story follows Jonny as he discovers a new look on life after he meets one of the new workers and a relationship forms between the two.
It looks to be fairly bog-standard story-wise, but who knows? It may just surprise us yet…
God’s Own Country is out in cinemas September 1st!