I think there’s a fantastic range of hugely impressive British films coming out all the time at this point in time and independent drama God’s Own Country looks earthly, interesting and international yet retaining a British feel to Francis Lee‘s debut feature.
From Picturehouse Entertainment, alongside the BFI, Creative England, Met Film, Shudder Films and Inflammable Films, God’s Own Country fixes on the life of Johnny Saxby, played by Josh O’Connor, a farmer who works long hours on his family’s remote farm in Yorkshire, England. He spends his evenings binge-drinking and getting involved in casual sex but when Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny finds himself dealing with emotions he’s never felt before.
Check out the trailer below, it looks really impressive:
God’s Own Country opens the Edinburgh film festival today, 21st June, and is released to UK cinemas on 1st September.