Francis Lee, What Are You Watching? | Interview

We spoke to writer/director Francis Lee (God's Own Country)

Sam Clements

27 May 20

What are you planning to watch next? 

I'm using lockdown to revisit a lot of favourite films.  I'm finding I'm really drawn to stories about intimate human relationships, a sense of touch and hope.  Next on my list is my own private Merchant Ivory retrospective with Maurice, Howard's End and A Room With A View

Are you listening to a podcast or any music that you'd recommend?

I've been doing a lot of dancing in my kitchen to Jessie J, Little Mix and Girl's Aloud.

Do you have a favourite cinema memory?

One of my favourite cinemas is Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds.  My favourite memory is a retrospective screening of Working Girl holding hands with my ex-boyfriend. 

What might you say to someone who might be about to watch God's Own Country?

I hope you like it.

You can watch God's Own Country here. On Sunday 17 May, writer/director Francis Lee and film stars Josh O'Connor and Alex Secareanu joined us for a live video Q&A on YouTube. Watch it here