KEIGHLEY Film Club members were delighted to play host to an international film director during their latest screening.

Francis Lee visited the Picture House cinema earlier this month for the showing of his successful movie God’s Own Country.

Film Club spokesman Jim Walker said Francis answered questions from the audience following the screening.

He said: “In the last month alone Francis has promoted his film in New York, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Reykjavik and several other cities. It’s good to know Keighley is up there with these famous places!

“The film was shot on a local hill farm and features a love story between a farmer’s son and a Romanian migrant worker. To ensure the story was told as authentically as possible, the two lead actors worked solidly on local farms for weeks in preparation.

“They learnt to deal with all aspects of livestock and land management to give a convincing performance whilst delivering lambs, dosing sheep, and building dry stone walls, as seen in the film.

“There is very little incidental music, Francis wanted the natural sounds of the moors to tell the story, with each character having a natural sound specific to them. The beauty and isolation of the moors in God’s Own Country is wonderfully portrayed.”

Keighley Film Club’s next film will be The Other Side of Hope on December 17 of December at the Picture House.