God's Own Country

EMPIRE AWARDS - Best British Film
EMPIRE Awards - Best Newcomer, Josh O'Connor
EVENING STANDARD BRITISH FILM AWARDS 2018 - Best Supporting Actress, Gemma Jones
LONDON CRITICS' AWARDS 2018 - Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker - Francis Lee
BIFAs 2017 - Best British Independent Film
BIFAs 2017 - Best Actor - Josh O'Connor
BIFAs 2017 - Debut Screenwriter - Francis Lee
BIFA's 2017 - Best Sound - Anna Bertmark
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival 2017 - Audience Award
Stockholm 2017 - Best Actor - Josh O'Connor
Stockholm 2017 - Best Director
St Jean de Luz Film Festival 2017 - BEST ACTOR, JOSH O'CONNOR
St Jean de Luz Film Festival 2017 - BEST DIRECTOR
Dinard 2017 - Grand Prix
Dinard 2017 - Hitchcock Award
Galway 2017 - Best International First Feature
Edinburgh 2017 - Michael Powell Award for best British feature film
Frameline 2017 - Audience award for Best Narrative Feature
Inside Out 2017 - Bill Sherwood Award for Best First Feature
Transylvania Film Festival 2017 - Special Jury Award
Berlin 2017 Teddy Awards - Manners Magazine Jury Award
Sundance 2017 - World Dramatic Cinema Special Jury Award For Directing
New to the Library ( Launch Sundance 2017) / Drama / UK / 104 mins / 2016
Francis Lee
Francis Lee
Josh O'Connor (Florence Foster Jenkins, The Riot Club)
Alec Secareanu (Chosen, Tudo)
Jack Tarling
Manon Ardisson
Production Credits:
Shudder Films / Magic Bear Productions / Inflammable Films / BFI / Creative England

Francis Lee’s feature film debut is a contemporary tale of self-discovery and emotional-awakening set on the sheep farming hills of rural England.

Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation 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. 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. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny’s life forever.

About the Director:

Following an extensive career as an actor, Francis wrote his first short film, Bantam, in 2009, and went onto write and direct The Farmer’s Wife in 2012, Bradford-Halifax-London in 2013 and The Last Small holder in 2014 which collectively have played at many international film festivals winning numerous awards. God’s Own Country is Francis’ first feature film.