England Is Mine

United Kingdom 2017
In English with no subtitles
94 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Mark Gill
Screenplay: Mark Gill, William Thacker
Cast: Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer
Production: Baldwin Li & Orian Williams / Honlodge Productions
Print Source: The Festival Agency

Steven, better known to most as Morrissey, frontman of iconic band The Smiths, is a restless young man struggling to escape his working class roots. He dreams of being in a band, writing music and flying clear of the daily grind.

One evening lurking in the shadows at a gig he meets Linder: artistic, literate, intelligent, she is all he sees in himself. They fast become confidants, his courage and sense of purpose increasing day by day. Suddenly a chance encounter with guitarist Billy leads to a first gig. But Billy and Linder cannot support Steven forever, each making their own escape to the bright lights of London. Can Steven find his own path and find an England of his own?