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God's Own Country (2017)

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

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Johnny Saxby
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Gheorghe Ionescu
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Deidre Saxby
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Martin Saxby
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Bearded Farm Worker
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Robyn
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Gloria
John McCrea ...
University Boy
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Alexander Suvandjiev ...
Young Farm Worker
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Glen
Sarah White ...
Joy
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Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season, ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

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To prepare for their roles as farmers, the director made the two actors live and work in a farm for several weeks prior shooting the movie. See more »

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The best film I saw at Sundance
6 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

One of the most powerful films I've seen in years, with fearless and authentic lead performances from Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu and beautiful, understated writing and direction from Francis Lee. Lee says more in a wordless scene than many filmmakers do in a whole feature.

Joshua James Richards shoots Yorkshire with a cinematic quality rarely seen in British film and operates his hand-held camera with an empathy and intuitiveness that allows him to capture many astonishingly intimate and truthful moments of performance.

It's these telling and tender moments which make up the film - small gestures that carry huge emotional weight. It is testament to Lee's writing and direction, and the performances of his entire cast, that these small moments (a glance, fingertips touching...) carry such a large emotional weight.


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