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Film recommendation: Perfect 10
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Film recommendation: Perfect 10

Enjoy a fresh coming-of-age story from debut director Eva Riley featuring a brilliantly sharp performance from newcomer Frankie Box. Eva Riley’s luminous debut is a coming-of-age tale about 15-yeer-old Leigh, a working class girl who has just made it onto the local gymnastic team. She is struggling after her mother’s death, her father is fairly absent and dealing with his own grief and demons. When her half-brother Joe turns up, she is initially wary of this newcomer in her life, about whom she had previously been unaware. However, they slowly form a bond, which in Leigh’s case is mixed with admiration for this young man, a few years older than her and dabbling with crime as he steals petrol and motorbikes. Filmed in suburban Brighton, the light is stunning and the summer vibe is str...
Watch the film – and Q&A – God’s Own Country
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Watch the film – and Q&A – God’s Own Country

It’s time for a watch – or rewatch – of 2017’s God’s Own Country – ready for an online Q&A on Sunday 17 May. If you haven’t yet seen 2017’s God’s Own Country, you really, really should; if you have – you will know exactly what I mean. Either way, now is the time for a watch or rewatch, as director Francis Lee and the two lead actors Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu are going to be chatting and answering questions live on Picturehouse Facebook and Youtube on Sunday 17 May, 8pm BST. The film is a wonderfully performed and impressively unsentimental story of love and longing in England’s Yorkshire hills. Young sheep farmer Johnny numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe for lambing season ignites an intens...
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