God's Own Country

Awards
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
Completed ( Launch Sundance 2017) / Drama / UK / 104 mins / 2016
Director:
Francis Lee
Writer:
Francis Lee
Cast:
Josh O'Connor (Florence Foster Jenkins, The Riot Club)
Alec Secareanu (Chosen, Tudo)
Producers:
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.