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God's Own Country

The rugged landscapes of the Yorkshire dales provide a tempestuous backdrop to a wrenching tale of toxic masculinity and forbidden love, impeccably-crafted by first-time filmmaker Francis Lee. Economic in scale and speech, this portrait of rural life is, instead, rich in detail, texture and emotion.

Directors

  • Francis Lee

Writers

  • Francis Lee

Cast

  • Josh O'Connor
  • Alec Secareanu

Synopsis

Repressed and depressed young farmer Johnny (Josh O’Connor) distracts himself from the drudgery of daily life with binge-drinking and casual sex. But when he meets Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), new emotions and possibilities are born.