Director: Francis lee
Cast includes: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu
Rachel's Staff Pick
104mins / 2017 / UK


Captivating and broodingly beautiful, this thrillingly romantic story is both poignant and moving. In the heart of rural Yorkshire, Johnny Saxby works long hours on his family’s remote farm. 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, Gheorghe 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.

“Dales answer to Brokeback that's a very British love story” – The Guardian

 " The relationship between the two men isn't the only romance in the film, as the camera slowly falls in love with rural Yorkshire." - Alex Davidson, Sight & Sound

“One of the most assured British debuts of recent years” Sight & Sound

“Sensual, surprising and incredibly affecting” ★★★★★ Little White Lies

“A beautiful romantic story full of hope” - ★★★★★ HeyUGuys

“Captivating” - ★★★★★ BBC Culture

“Spellbinding” - ★★★★★ Attitude

“Wonderful” - ★★★★ The Times

“Unmissable” - ★★★★ Metro

★★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ Empire

★★★★ The Daily Telegraph