The Canterbury Film Society meets every Monday night (with breaks for public holidays) at 7.30pm at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. We have membership prices to suit every pocket, e.g. a Flexi-Pass costs $30 for three films, may be shared amongst friends and has no expiry date.
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This screening is director Francis Lee's ‘God's Own Country’.
Filmed on the Yorkshire Dales where he grew up, Francis Lee’s debut tells the poignant story of a hard-drinking lad who keeps his emotions in check until a handsome Romanian immigrant comes to work on the family farm.
Writer/director Francis Lee, raised on a Yorkshire farm himself, delineates their explosive courtship convincingly and poignantly. Reimagining Brokeback Mountain for a less homophobic age, God’s Own Country does double service in a xenophobic age, finding renewal in the tenacity and vigour of immigrant aspiration.” — Bill Gosden, NZIFF 2017
A UK production, 2017, 105 minutes, HD, R16 (nudity, offensive language, sexual material & content that may disturb).
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Canterbury Film Society Team