This session is moderated by Shuchi Kothari.
Francis Lee joins us from the UK to share stories about the making of his first feature, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, winner of Best British Feature Film at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best Director prize in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic Competition and the Männer Jury Award for Best Film at Berlin Film Festival. BFI describes the film as “one of the most assured, fully-formed British debuts of recent years”. Tune in to hear from Francis who started his directing career at 40 when he quit acting to make three self-financed short films.
This talk took place on 3 August, 2017 after the 1:00pm screening at the Wintergarden at the Civic Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand.