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Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season, ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
Raw, dark, and bleak and yet profoundly beautiful, fluid and sensual.
Director Francis Lee is at the top of his game. Superb visual storytelling with minimal dialogue. Emotional responses are earned by the story/performances as opposed to musical cues. The film is raw, dark,and bleak and yet profoundly beautiful, fluid and sensual. There is this unifying earthiness throughout that connects the characters to the land and their animals that I have never seen in a film. The authenticity of the depiction of life on a farm is incredible. The actors are all amazing and the story avoids all clichés. The emotional arch of the main character is astounding and yet totally believable. This is one of those films I saw days ago and can not get out of my head. Do not miss it.
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