God's Own Country

God's Own Country
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francis Lee
  • Written by: Francis Lee
  • Cast: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones

Johnny (O’Connor) is a young Yorkshireman living with his sour grandmother (Jones) and disgruntled father (Hart), whose life is turned upside-down by the arrival of Romanian migrant Ghoerghe (Secareanu). Fluid photography and achingly honest performances make for a transformative drama about the possibility of a better life.

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God's Own Country

21 Jun 20174 stars

Beautifully judged rural / romantic drama from debut director Francis Lee

Domestic discord gives way to a transformative romance on a struggling Yorkshire farm in the assured debut of director Francis Lee. God's Own Country is a film that reaches beyond its modest setting and low-key love affair to make a potent plea for…

Interview: Francis Lee – 'My experience as an actor taught me what an incredibly difficult job it is to stand in front of a camera and make yourself vulnerable'

9 Jun 2017

Director Francis Lee talks about his debut feautre, God's Own Country, which opens the Edinburgh International Film Festival

'I grew up in Yorkshire, in a very isolated place,' says actor-turned-filmmaker Francis Lee about the deeply personal inspiration behind his blistering rural drama debut *3God's Own Country*2. 'I escaped when I was 20, moved to London and went to drama…

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