Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form, which could change Johnny’s life forever.
Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see.
SUNDANCE 2017 – WORLD DRAMATIC CINEMA SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR DIRECTING
BERLINALE 2017 – TEDDY AWARDS – MANNERS MAGAZINE JURY AWARD
TRANSYLVANIA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – SPECIAL JURY AWARD
INSIDE OUT FESTIVAL, TORONTO 2017 – BILL SHERWOOD AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE
FRAMELINE FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO 2017 – AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – MICHAEL POWELL AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH FEATURE FILM